Young Carers

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people who care for someone because they are ill, disabled, elderly, are affected by mental health issues or are experiencing substance misuse problems.  Young Carers can also be young people taking on a significant responsibility for helping with a sibling.  The levels and nature of caring can vary depending on the young person’s situation. It is massively important to us at St John Baptist High School that we acknowledge and understand the personal challenges that Young Carers often have to overcome, and that we can provide the right support at the right time for these remarkable young people.

The school has achieved the Young Carers Bronze Award and is currently working towards the Silver. We hold assemblies and other initiatives to raise awareness and ensure the school has a coordinated approach to supporting Young Carers to go on to reach their full potential. 

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