Burnt Mill Academy supports all of our young carers. We work in conjunction with The Children’s Society and Carerstrust.
Who are young carers?
Children who look after someone at home who is ill, disabled or maybe for another reason. Many children do not realise they are young carers.
What do young carers do?
Young carers help with tasks usually done by an adult:
- Bathing, dressing or washing
- Listening, when someone is upset
- Giving medicine
- Cooking, cleaning, shopping
- Looking after brothers or sisters
In Burnt Mill Academy we feel Young Carers should have someone to talk to and offer support if required. We have drop in lunches for Young Carers to meet and talk about their experiences. We also hold young carer events for example: Young Carer Pizza Lunches and Movie & Munchies afternoons. We believe that we should offer our young carers opportunities to be young people without the responsibilities that they often have at home.