Young Carers

We are extremely proud to have such admirable young people who have high expectations in school, whilst caring for a parent or relative at home. It is challenging to balance personal and family responsibility with that of their studies and that is why we put everything possible in place to ensure our young carers gain the education and qualifications they need to be successful in the future.

Through this work staff and students have been identified as demonstrating exemplary practice. This has been recognised through the Suffolk Young Carer’s in schools award scheme with the academy rapidly gaining the Gold standard and now working towards the Platinum Award.

To support young carers, we work with Suffolk Young Carers to provide:

  • Group drop-in sessions
  • House Base Access
  • Dedicated webpage on our website
  • Suffolk Young Carers noticeboard
  • One-to-one focussed sessions
  • Teacher training
  • Awareness-raising activities

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Suffolk Young Carers Helen Blight Bio for Schools 11.03.16

Are you aged 9 to 15? Does a member of your household have a long term illness? A disability? Mental ill health? Drug/alcohol addiction?  If you said ‘yes’ to these questions, Suffolk Young Carers are here to help …

Telephone: 01473 835430



Are you a Young Adult Carer? Please click here to see how this affects other Young Adult Carers.



Suffolk Young Carers information leaflet

The YC – Suffolk Young Carers Newsletter, Issue 8,

Young Carers Unlimited is an information service for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers provided by Suffolk County Council, Children & Young People’s Services. Additional support and information is available HERE


11.07.16 Ormiston Denes Academy is presented with Suffolk Young Carers Schools Award Caring for Carers GOLD. We are the first high school in Lowestoft to achieve this award.

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19.01.16 Ormiston Denes Academy has just won Suffolk Young Carers Schools Award Caring for Carers SILVER award.



25.11.14 Ormiston Denes Academy has just won Suffolk Young Carers Schools Award Caring for the Carers Bronze Award. Please click HERE for further details