Young carers

In school your young carer representatives are Mrs Dunne our Pastoral support manager and Miss Hatchman.

Young carers are children and young people under 18 who provide regular care to another person within the home.  They may be looking after a family member with a long term chronic illness, mental health condition or addiction.  

The school can make referrals to the young carer's organisation in Essex to gain support for the young person. 

Young carers are entitled to a young carer's assessment.

This involves speaking to you, the person being cared for, and the rest of your immediate family, if relevant.

The kinds of support you may be offered could include:

  • access to a young carers group with peer support, information, advice, and guidance from specialist staff
  • opportunities to take a break
  • support with issues at work, school or college