Who are young carers?
A young carer is a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person.
As many as one in 12 pupils in the UK could be a young carer. Often, these children are caring for relatives without their teachers’ knowledge, slipping through the net, undetected by support services. The caring role they carry out means they have unique experiences and demands that impact on their capacity to enjoy and achieve at school.
Student support work wit individual families to support with their individual needs, as a group, we celebrate their amazing achievements. Whilst in school the student support offices are spaces for the students to seek support and guidance.
The Young Carers promote the incredible work that they do via assemblies and information boards to their peers.