Young carers need to be recognised, understood and supported within school & college so that they can enjoy the same life chances and opportunities as others.

Key facts:

  • It is estimated that 1 in 12 secondary-aged children are young carers
  • On average they achieve significantly lower GCSE results
  • Young Carers aged 16-18 are twice as likely to be NEET
  • 68% of young carers have experienced bullying
    (BBC (2010), Carers Trust (2013), Audit commission (2010), The Princess Royal Trust for Carers (2010))

What you can do to improve outcomes for young carers in your setting:

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GYC resources

Young Carers Quiz Powerpoint
Slides for use on display screens in public areas
Wordcloud Poster for use in schools (pdf)
Presentation for School Information Screens

Supporting young carers in schools – general info

Facts about being a young carer

Gloucestershire Healthy Living and Learning

Pupil Premium

Peer Mentoring