Young carers can face extra challenges at school
It’s Autumn and time to go back to school. For those starting primary or secondary it can feel like a big step – and that’s particularly true if you’re a young carer.
With extra chores and responsibilities at home, young carers can find it hard to keep on top of school work. Emotionally caring can also take a toll, putting on extra pressures.
But schools can help, as can we, Action for Carers, and our service for under 18s, Surrey Young Carers.
If you, or a young carer you know, are starting at a new secondary school this autumn, or moving on to college or sixth form, please take a look at our guides, full of useful tips and information, including more about how we can support you.
Our Education Advisors
We have a team of Education Advisors who work with Surrey’s schools, to help them be as young-carer aware as possible, and put in place support for young carers.
Find out more about young carers in education in Surrey here.