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Young Carers

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.       


Mr Curtis, Deputy Headteacher, is the Team Leader for Young Carers..