Young Carers

Young Carers

We as a school are working hard to support all of our young carers or students we believe to be young carers.
We work closely with IMAGO who are the young carers support network.

There are over 10,000 Young Carers in Kent and according to BBC research there could be another 30,000 hidden Young Carers!

  It is important that Young Carers know that they are not alone in their caring role.
Being a Young Carer can have a negative impact on a Young Person such as low confidence and self-esteem, low educational attendance & attainment and poor physical & mental health.  It is Kent Young Carers aim to reduce the negative and highlight the positive impact of being a carer such as increased resilience, empathy, non-judgemental attitude and caring nature.

Kent Young Carers is the countywide service for Young Carers aged 5-18 across Kent.  Young Carers are taking on caring responsibilities for a family member with a long-term illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse issue.
The link to Imago is

Feel free to discuss with Mrs T Hodgson or Mrs S Severn who will be more than happy to help support you and your child