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Young Carers

A young carer is a child under 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.


If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister. You may do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around. You may also give a lot of physical help to a parent, brother or sister who's disabled or ill. Along with doing things to help your brother or sister, you may be giving them and your parents emotional support, too.


We have a young carers club called the Rainbow Club that runs once a term. We have a range of activities that support children in their different circumstances:


  • 5 Ways to Wellbeing
  • Self-esteem building 
  • What to do in an emergency at home
  • Managing emotions



We work closely with families to make sure that each young carer has what they need. We can refer to the young carers team in Lincolnshire where children can get even more support through the young carers group they run in Gainsborough.


Here at Parish School our Young Carers Lead is Alison Russell.  You can phone Mrs Russell or email (alison.russell@parishchurch.lincs.sch.uk.) from more information.