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

Katie Meadows is our Young Carers Advisor.

“My name is Katie and I have been working in the Lowestoft and Waveney area as a young carers advisor since August 2017. There are many different aspects to my job, from taking assemblies to meeting young carers in school, but my favourite part is taking young carers out on activities, to give them a break from their caring role. Anything from sports and crafts to wellbeing sessions, or visiting exciting places such as London! – 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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