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Young Carers

 

 

A young carer is a young person under the age of 18 who provides ongoing unpaid care for a sibling, parent, or significant other family member. This can be someone with a diagnosed, long term/chronic illness, physical or learning difficulty, mental ill health, or substance/alcohol dependency.

At BCJS we believe that all young people have the right to an education. If a young person looks after someone, we know that they may need additional support to help them get the most out of their education, and we aim to meet their needs.

Our school has a designated member of staff who has special responsibility for young carers. Currently our designated lead is Miss Kate Wood.