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 Carers 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

Gold award

Silver award

Bronze award

Young Carers Advisor

Helen Blight is our Young Carers Advisor.

“I have been working in the Lowestoft and Waveney area since June 2015. There are many areas to my job, from doing assemblies to meeting young carers in school, but my favourite bit is taking the young carers out on activities, to give them a break form their caring role. Anything from shopping to cinema trips, or visiting places from London to Legoand – I love it all!”

Contact Suffolk Young Carers

Are you aged 9 to 15? Does a member of your household have a long term illness, a disability, mental health issues or drug/alcohol addiction? If you said ‘yes’ to these questions, Suffolk Young Carers is here to help.

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