Carers MK Support for Schools

Young carers often report on how they experience educational difficulties. This can include; significant absence from school, not feeling supported in balancing studying with their caring role, not having someone to talk to at school about being a young carer, an impact on friendships and overall lower educational attainment. 

Carers MK is committed to working in partnership with schools to support young carers across Milton Keynes. Our support is focused on helping schools to identify and support young carers within their school setting. We work alongside the school to help establish a sustainable young carers group.

Ofsted have highlighted the needs of young carers as high priority and have looked favourably upon schools who work alongside charities and agencies to benefit pupils within schools.

Criteria and
make a referral

How to identify
a young carer

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