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Young Carers

What is a Young Carer?

A young carer is somebody under the age of 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. Young carers may do extra jobs in and around the home (such as cooking, cleaning or helping somebody else get dressed and/or move around). Young carers also may give help and support to siblings. Along with physical help, young carers may provide emotional support. 


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Young Carers at Broomhill Junior School

At BJS, we are aware of pupils being young carers and we want to ensure that these pupils receive the support and care that they deserve. We provide additional support in the following ways:


- 1:1 check ins with our dedicated young carer lead. 

- Young carers support group (weekly).

- Access to homework club (weekly).

- Lunch time support. 

- Use of the school phone at break and lunch times if needed. 

- Mental health and emotional fitness sessions (3x a week). 

Young Carers Support Team




Liz Willis                                     Meg Collett

Young Carers Lead                    Young Carers SLT Member

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If you wish to find out more about the support available for young carers at Broomhill, please contact Liz Willis either via phone or the school email address found on the 'contact us' page.