Who are young carers?
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.
The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family as a whole.
A young carer may undertake some or all of the following:
Are you a young carer or do you know a young carer who attends Barnsley Academy? Contact email@example.com
With so many adult responsibilities, young carers often miss out on opportunities that other children have to play and learn. Many struggle educationally and are often bullied for being ‘different’. They can become isolated, with no relief from the pressures at home, and no chance to enjoy a normal childhood. They are often afraid to ask for help as they fear letting the family down or being taken into care.
We are here to support our young carers, our first drop in session is on Monday 9th January 2017 @2:30pm
Link for useful resources, http://www.youngcarer.com/resources
Barnsley Academy Operational Lead for Young Carers – Mary Potter
The information and illustrations on this page have been provided by http://www.barnardos.org.uk/