Young Carers are children as young as five years old, and any young person aged under 18, whose life is restricted in some way because they look after someone else on a regular basis.
There are approximately 10,000 Young Carers in Essex and 700,000 across the UK. They may be the main carer, or provide partial care for their mother, father, brother, sister or other family member due to mental or physical illness, old age or disability. The person being cared for may have a long-term illness, a physical or sensory impairment, learning difficulties, mental illness or be affected by alcohol/substance misuse.
At Moulsham High School, we ensure that young carers are supported throughout their time at school.
Please contact Miss Nawaz, our young carers' lead for more information