School staff, students, local authority representatives and charity organisations from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan were amongst the audience for a special conference set up to help people working with young carers in the local area.

The Understanding Young Carers conference was held at the Copthorne Hotel in Cardiff and hosted by Carers Trust South East Wales.

Attendees heard from a range of speakers about the wide-ranging support available to young carers locally and how people working with young carers can better understand the pressures they face and how to better support them.

A number of Young Carers in Schools accreditation awards were handed out to schools at the event, crowning a successful day.