Young Carers

Young Carers: Information


As a school, we have decided to work in partnership with the charity ‘Young Carers’ to raise the profile of children who attend our school who may be 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


Here at Alconbury, we can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Mrs Mulcrone. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.