Young Carers’ Experiences in Education


Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group of pupils, specifically mentioned in Ofsted’s evaluation inspection schedule. Often, these young people are caring for relatives without their teachers’ knowledge, yet if unidentified and unsupported, their caring roles can seriously affect their future wellbeing, life chances and levels of aspiration.

This webpage covers the experiences of young carers in education and young adult carers going through transitions.


This is a short webpage aiming to educate professionals on the impact of being a young carer when it comes to educate.

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Some of the topics discussed in the linked resources are challenging, and potentially upsetting. If you are a young person experiencing mental health difficulties or other issues highlighted by the resources, please seek the support of a trusted adult. If you need immediate help, please visit this page for information on what to do.