Support for Young Carers

 Identifying and supporting young carers at Fitzalan High School 

At Fitzalan High School we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers.  

A young carer is someone under 18 who is caring, unpaid, for a family member, or friend, who is mentally or physically unwell, frail, disabled or who misuses substances. 

They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.  

Research suggests there are at least 800,000 young carers in the UK, but many do not realise they are a young carer. This means there could be 6 young carers in a class of 30. 

We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At Fitzalan High School, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively

Miss S Iqbal is the school link for Young carers. If you (or your child) are a young carer, please speak to Miss Iqbal or your Head of Year.

A message from the Children's Commissioner for Wales


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