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


Hasland Junior School can support young carers.  If you, or a family member needs support please contact Mrs G Booker the Young Carers School Operational Lead on 01246 234250 or via email  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Also available below is a link to the Counselling Directory which is a confidential service that offers emotional support to families.


Link to our Young Carer letter to parents

Link to our Young Carers policy

Link to Counselling Directory

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