Young Carers

What is a Young Carer?

A young carer is a child or young person who helps to care for another family member.

Lots of children and young people do not see themselves as a carer, just someone who is part of the family. Many young carers experience very mixed feelings, both happy and sad about being a young carer.

Identifying a young carer

If a child or young person does any of the following they may be a young carer and might not realise it.

1. Help to care for a family member

2. Help to do things for a family member who is poorly

3. Help to do things for a family member who is in a wheelchair

4. Sit with a family member who is sometimes sad

5. Help a family member if they have drunk too much or used drugs

Where can young carers and their families get help?

Eastern Ravens, Young Carers Service can offer

• Support for children, young people and families

• A friendly place to meet others in a similar situations

• Support with school

• New opportunities

• New skills

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Other useful websites:

We can also offer help and support at school for any of our children who may be in a young carer’s role. Mrs Robertson is the lead person for young carers. Please use the following contacts if you wish to discuss this issue further.

Tel: 01642 581716