Young Carers

Young carers are children who look after someone in their family. This may be a parent, brother, sister or other family member who has a illness, physical or learning disability, a mental health problem or misuse of drugs or alcohol. A young carer usually takes on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally by expected of an adult.

For more information and support please visit the Swindon Carers Centre at and download our young carers policy below.


All documents on the website are available as paper copy on request at the school office.