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Young Carers

Are you a Young Carer?


A Young Carer is someone under the age of 18 who has caring responsibilities for a family member at home.

The caring tasks that a Young Carer can deal with ranges from:  

  • Practical tasks 
  • Physical care 
  • Personal and intimate care 
  • Emotional support 
  • Household management 
  • Looking after siblings 
  • Interpretation 
  • Administering medication 
  • Taking responsibility of younger siblings 
  • Financial care 


If you are a Young Carer, doing some of these tasks might make it hard for you to come to school or affect your ability to focus and concentrate to the best of their ability when you are here. 

  • Concentration problems, anxiety or worry in school  
  • Emotional distress  
  • Tiredness in school  
  • Lack of time for homework  
  • Poor attainment  
  • Physical problems such as back pain from lifting  
  • False signs of maturity, because of assuming adult roles  
  • Being late or absent due to responsibilities at home  
  • Behavioural problems (taking out their anger or frustration)  
  • Lack of time for extracurricular activities  
  • Feeling that no one understands and that no support is available  
  • Low self esteem 


At Edith Moorhouse Primary School, we want to ensure all Young Carers are offered support.


To read the Edith Moorhouse Young Carer Policy, please visit the policies page. 

Finding Help Outside of School

There are lots of people and organisations that offer support and advice. Try to be open about being a young carer with these organisations, as hiding it may prevent you from getting the help you may need.