Civil Service Carers Network, Cross-government
The CSCN brings together carers networks from across the Civil Service to share knowledge and resources, maximise the network support available to carers, and promote a carer-inclusive Civil Service through developing and improving policy approaches for supporting carers. They provide resources to help networks get going, including ideas for ways of working, training on wider Civil Service issues, and presentations to support outreach. In 2019, the network made suggestions for becoming a carer-inclusive Civil Service, which led to them being commissioned by the Chief People Officer to work with CSHR and create a carers strategy. This was launched in February 2020 with an update in June, and they are already working to implement the commitments made.