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Biography

Daniel is a researcher currently undertaking a three-year evaluation into the provision of support for young carers across Hampshire. A former teacher, Daniel has worked in the field of young carers for over 17 years, firstly as a manager of a local young carer service (2001-2008), before working at a national level as a Project & Development Manager for Carers Trust (formally The Princess Royal Trust for Carers) (2008-2016).

Daniel has supported the development of policy and practice for young and young adult carers in the UK and has a particular interest in the provision of support for young carers through their education. In his previous role at Carers Trust, Daniel led on the first national Young Carers Awareness Day in the UK (2014) and on a Department for Education-funded project (2015-2016) to support local authorities’ implementation of the duties related to young carers and their families, required under the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Daniel sat on the National Young Carers Coalition (2008-2016); he is currently an Observer Member of Eurocarers and sits on an international advisory group in Switzerland. Daniel is also a consultant in the field of young carers and is currently working on the Horizon 2020 ME-WE project (psychosocial support for promoting mental health and wellbeing among adolescent young carers in Europe) for Careum Research, the research centre of the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences, Department of Health Science in Zurich.

For more information, visit www.youngcarers.info.

Areas of expertise

  • Young carers and young adult carers
  • Young people’s participation

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Phelps, D. 2017 ‘The Voices of Young Carers in Policy and Practice’, Social Inclusion Volume 5, Issue 3. © 2017 By the author; licensee Cogitatio (Lisbon, Portugal). This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY).

Project reports and monographs

Phelps, D (2017), Supporting young carers: The provision of county-wide support for young carers, University of Winchester. Read the initial project report.

Phelps, D (2017) Developing Learning and Teaching for Student Carers Report. The University of Winchester. 

Phelps, Daniel (2018) Listening to the voices of young carers: A checklist for involving young carers in participatory activities. Manual. Daniel Phelps, The University of Winchester.

Other publications

Phelps, D, Elmitt, C (2016) Engaging with Pharmacies: A Toolkit for Young Carer Services (Carers Trust)

Lindley, S, Phelps, D (2016) Protecting Young Carers from Bullying: A Guide for Schools, Community Groups and Policy Makers (Carers Trust)

Phelps, D, Aylward, N, Robey, C (2015), Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: A Resource for Colleges and Services to Help Young Adult Carers Succeed in Further Education (Carers Trust and NIACE). 

Phelps, D, Aylward, N (2015), Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: An Introduction to Ideas and Practice for Colleges to Help Student Carers Succeed in Further Education (Carers Trust and NIACE).

Phelps, D and Warren, S (2015), Supporting Students with Caring Responsibilities: Ideas and Practice for Universities to Help Student Carers Access and Succeed in Higher Education England version (Carers Trust).

Mills, P, Ashley, D, Phelps, D, Warren, S, (2015), Supporting Young Carers Aged 5–8, a Resource for Professionals Working with Younger Carers (Carers Trust).

Phelps, D (2012), Commissioning Services for Young Carers and their Families (Carers Trust, 2012)

Phelps, D, Keenleyside, S (2012), ‘Supporting Young Carers and their Families: Examples of Practice’

Phelps, D (2011), Preparing Young Carers’ Services for Commissioning (The Princess Royal Trust for Carers).

Phelps, D. (2012) Pupil Premium: Support for Young Carers (Carers Trust, 2012).

With The National Young Carers Forum (2011), ‘Listening to Young Carers’ (film) and ‘Your Young Carers Forum: A Guide and Poster’. The Children’s Society and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (2011)

Phelps, D, Leadbitter, H, Manzi D (2010), Supporting Young Carers: A Resource for Schools (The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and The Children’s Society). (This publication introduced the concept of a ‘whole school approach’ for identifying and supporting young carers across the UK.)

Frank, J, Lineros, M, Manzi, D, Phelps, D (2009) School Lead for young carers and their families (An exemplar job description)

Lineros, M, McLaron, J, Phelps, D. 2009 Local Authority Lead for young carers and their families 

Lineros, M, McLarnon, J, Phelps, D (2009) A guide to including young carers and their families in your local Children and Young People’s Plan

Frank, J, Lineros, M, Phelps, D (2009) Recommendations for a Multi-Agency Steering Group for Young Carers and their Families: Recommendations for the composition of a young carers’ steering group

Frank, J, Phelps, D (2009) Local Authorities Young Carers' Website Portal: Recommendations for what to include on a local authority website portal for best practice in supporting young carers and their families.

Frank, J, Lineros, M, Phelps, D (2009) A Strategy for Young Carers and their Families: A Checklist for Local Authorities: Designed as a guide of content to be included in a local authority strategy for young carers and their families

Conferences

Chair of Public Policy Exchange event ‘Ensuring Young Carers are Safe, Healthy, Aspiring and Achieving’: Working in Partnership to Improve Identification, Assessment and Support, April 2018

‘Supporting young and young adult carers into and through higher education’ at the IARS 5th Annual International Conference titled ‘Youth-led solutions to unemployment: The voices of young, marginalised carers’, London, April 2017

‘Protecting the wellbeing and life chances of young carers’, on behalf of Eurocarers at ‘The Annual Convention on Inclusive Growth 2017.’ Brussels, Belgium, April 2017

‘Planning and commissioning carers’ support: Carers Strategy, NHS transformation and the Care Act May 2016’ at the State of Caring 2016 Carers UK Conference, May 2016

‘Protecting the health, wellbeing and life chances of young carers through a whole school approach’ : 6th International Carers Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2015

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