Young Carers

There is a  support network available to any student who is a young carer or feels they are a young carer.

If you’re aged 8-18 and care for someone at home with a disability, illness or mental health problem, we’re here to suppot you.

Young Carers in Southampton offers you a break away from home and your caring responsibilities where you can:

  • Meet other young carers and make new friends
  • Receive one to one support
  • Attend group sessions
  • Be listened to and have a voice
  •  Find out useful information about caring
  • Have fun on day trips
  • Feel part of a community

As a school we are committed to raising the profile and importance of our Young Carers.

Please contact for any support or assistance.

Laura Streeter – SMT Link and Operational Lead

Claire Browne – Operational Lead

Katie Spencer – Operational Lead

Whole School Commitment to our Young Carers

Redbridge school is committed to meeting the needs of Young Carers so they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other students and achieve their potential. 

Pupils, families and staff are made aware of our commitment through our website, noticeboards, The Bridge and the staff shared drive.  

We have a designated Young Carer SMT link and 2 Operational Leads. 

The school only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support our pupils and their families. 

The school actively seeks feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve our service.  

The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies including the Young Carers service at No Limits. 

The school uses Pupil Premium funding to minimise any barriers to education and learning experienced by our eligible young carers.

February 2023

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