Young Carers

Young Carers

Who are Young Carers?

Young Carers are children and young people, age 17 and under, who provide unpaid care to a family member because of a disability, illness, mental health condition, or certain addictions.  
Common tasks for a young carer may include practical tasks (e.g. cooking, housework, daily household tasks), personal care (e.g. bathing, dressing, helping with mobility) and some are also required to give emotional support. 

What impact can caring responsibilities have on a pupil’s attainment, attendance and wellbeing?

Young carers experience particular challenges and demands that impact on their capacity to enjoy and achieve at school. 

If you think your child maybe a Young Carer and you would like to speak to someone from the Young Carers Team please contact one of the team members listed below:

Stephanie Crump - Young Carer Senior Lead
Leonie Gray - Young Carers Operational Lead
Toyah McHiggins - Young Carer Ambassador 
Gemma Channon -Young Carer Ambassador 

Below are some websites, which provide more information on young carers and provide support and advice. If you think someone you know might be a young carer, please take a look at the following websites for further support:

youth.essex.gov.uk/young-people/young-carers  

www.css-essex.co.uk/students/safeguarding-2/EYC  

whocarestour.org.uk/am-i-young-carer  

affc.org.uk/services/young-carers  

Local support services available:

1. Action for Carers

Brickhouse Farm, Poulton Close, Maldon, Essex, CM9 6NG

0300 770 80 90

care@affc.org.uk 

www.affc.org.uk 

 
2. Carers First

Unit 4 (Ground Floor), Century Drive, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YG

0300 303 1555

hello@CarersFIRST.org.uk 

www.carersfirst.org.uk/essex 

Use the link below to find other local services to you:

www.childrenssociety.org.uk/information/young-people/young-carers/local-service-finder     

Young Carers 2022LB Young Carers team