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Young Carers

Young Carers

At Kingsway Park High School, we are here to ensure that our young carers between the ages of 11-16 are identified and provided with the upmost support in their caring role.


What is a Young Carer?

We recognise young carers as children and young people under the age of 18 who provide care to another family member or friend who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.

Tasks young carers may do:

  • Practical tasks such as cooking, housework or shopping
  • Physical care such as helping someone out of bed
  • Personal care such as helping someone dress
  • Helping give medicine
  • Looking after siblings
  • Managing family budgets and collecting prescriptions


Did you know?

  • 1 in 5 children and young people are young carers.
  • 1 in 3 young carers say their caring role.
  • 23% of young carers felt their caring role had stopped them making friends.


How can we support young carers at Kingsway Park High School?

  • Listening and supporting students and their family’s
  • Giving information about the illness or disability of the person the young carer cares for
  • Support group for other young carers in similar situations
  • Links to further information and support organisations including Young Carers Hub.


Who can I contact for support?

PittYoung Carers Lead – Miss A Pitt





When can I speak to the Young Carer Lead?

  • Young Carers Hub – Mondays 2:50pm -3:50pm
  • Every day in the Sports Hall classroom
  • Break/lunchtimes/afterschool
  • Via our young carers email


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