Young Carers

ARE YOU A YOUNG CARER?

IF YOU CARE, WE CARE

Support and Advice

If a child or young person is under eighteen years old and looks after another person at home, then they may be a young carer. If this applies to you, you are not alone.

Young Carers may be looking after a parent or another relative, like a sister or brother; which may be because:

  • they’re disabled
  • they have a long-term illness
  • they misuse drugs or alcohol
  • or because someone else is finding it hard to cope with being a parent or carer

Young Carer’s may:

  • find that they are not able to go out with your friends
  • be confused or angry about the situation at home
  • be having difficulties at school or college because of their responsibilities at home
  • feel alone and unable to talk to anyone about their situation
  • need help with their caring role.

 

Young Carers at St. Paul’s CofE (C) Primary School

 

For more information on how we identify and support Young Carers here at St. Paul’s CofE (C) Primary School, you may also wish to read the following: