Young carers in schools

Being a young carer and going to school

Kids and teacher siting around a table in school

You may find that you have more responsibilities around the house than other people your age, and this can feel stressful or overwhelming at times. Sometimes you may feel under pressure to take time off school or college to help around the house or may not have time to go out with your friends, do homework, or socialise like other people your age.

We're working with schools across Central Bedfordshire to support young carers, with many schools creating their own young carers notice boards and support groups, including groups for sibling carers.

You can talk to a teacher about your school’s young carers support.