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Young Carers

Young Carers are children who help look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled, has mental health problems or is misusing drugs or alcohol. Census identified 178,000 Young Carers in England and Wales alone, with the average age of only 12 years old. 

Their day to day responsibilities often include:

  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • shopping
  • providing nursing and personal care
  • giving emotional support

With so many adult responsibilities, Young Carers may miss out on opportunities that other children have. 

Further Information and Support

Please contact Mrs Jackie Beer, Education Social Worker, at the Academy or email

You may like to watch this helpful video from the NHS, CLICK HERE 

BCP Council can offer support and assessments, please email:

Dorset Community Foundation

The Dorset Community Foundation has supported the Academy and our Young Carers group since 2017. The funding provided by Dorset Community Foundation has helped the Academy to create a a post for a Wellbeing Coordinator, Emotional Literacy support sessions and the running of the Young Carers Club.