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Young Carers

A young carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

  • Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)

  • Managing medication

  • Looking after younger siblings

  • Helping someone communicate

Sudbourne Primary School is working in partnership with the Young Carers Project and can support young carers.  

If you, or a family member need support please contact Sophia Henderson at or Alice Dias at  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.