Young Carers

Young Carers Lead:

Mrs H Bates

Young Carers Support:

Mrs E Bratley

What is a young carer?

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps support and look after somebody in their family, who may be unwell through a disability or mental/physical illnesses. Often a young carer will take on many tasks, such as:

  • Cooking and cleaning for the family
  • Helping younger siblings to get dressed or ready for school
  • Administering medication
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed
  • Emotional support
  • Helping someone communicate
  • Managing a family budget

Because of their caring role, many Young Carers may struggle in areas such as school, homework or seeing their friends.

How do we support young carers?

  • Monthly lunchtime Student Welfare drop in (1-1)
  • Young Carers are allowed to phone home
  • Homework support
  • Termly group meetings

If you have any questions, or you think your child may be a Young Carer, please contact Mrs H Bates, Assistant Head Teacher Care and Guidance

We have been awarded a Young Carers in school Bronze award:


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