Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

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Young Carers

Welcome to Ghyllgrove Primary School's Young Carers page.


Who is a Young Carer?

Young carers are children and young adults under 18 years old who provide regular and on-going care to another person who is physically or mentally unwell, disabled or has other specific needs.

A young carer may;

  • care for a family member because of illness, disability or old age.
  • need to cook for their family.
  • help someone to take medication regularly.
  • look after brothers or sisters, by taking them to school, doing their laundry or cooking their meals.
  • translate or interpret for someone at home.


Many young people do not see themselves as carers and may not realise there is support available.


In school support

Pupils can access support in the Blueroom from our 'Young Carers Operational Leads'

Miss S White, Mrs D Hennessey and Mrs L Moore.

Our 'SLT Young Carer Lead' is Deputy Headteacher, Mrs L Morley and our 'Governor Young Carer Lead' is class teacher, Miss J Robinson.


Young Carer referrals

If you think your child may be a young carer and would like to discuss further support please contact the school office on 01268 450067 and ask to speak to a member of the Blueroom team.

Alternatively, you can make a referral yourself on the Young Carers website.