Young Carers

Young Carers at St Cyres School


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)

Managing medication and prescriptions

Looking after younger siblings

Helping someone communicate


St Cyres School can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact Mrs Pugh or Mr Williams. We can be contacted by emailing or by visiting The Pupil Support Centre.  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.