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Young Carers.

Here at York High, we are committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other students and achieve their potential.

We have a designated Young Carers’ School Leaders with responsibility for young carers and their families. We make pupils and families aware of who this is and how to contact them to access support.

Every Monday every young carer in school can join the drop-in during lunch time.

Young Carers are children and young people under 18 who provide or intend to provide

Care for another person who is ill, disabled, has mental health condition or addiction problem.

A young carer becomes vulnerable when their caring role risks impacting upon their emotional or Physical wellbeing and their prospects in their education and life.


The school actively seeks feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve support.

The school has an effective and strong partnership in place with the York Carers Centre, the local young carers’ service. The group provides young carers with mentoring support, a time to relax and unwind and a range of fun-packed activities which they are thoroughly engaging with.

Students, and parents can contact the school for a self-referral.

If you think you are a young carer, we’re here to help. Whether you’re looking for advice, support or just want to get something off your chest, get in touch.

Young Carers Leaders

Mrs. Womack


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