Young Carers

Hampton College is committed to meeting the needs of young carers and young adult carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils/students and achieve their potential.

Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who provide care, assistance or support to another family member who is disabled, physically or mentally ill, or has a substance misuse problem. They carry out, often on a regular basis, significant or substantial caring tasks, taking on a level or responsibility that is inappropriate to their age or development. (Centre 33, 2021)

The school has a designated Young Carers' School Leads with responsibility for young carers and their families.

  • Operational Lead for young carers: Mrs Katherine McAlister
  • Senior Leadership Team Lead for young carers: Mrs Michele Stuffins
  • Governor Lead for young carers: Mrs Kerry Rigby

The school will only share information about young carers with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families.

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

The school will look to use Pupil Premium funding to minimise any barriers to education and learning experienced by eligible young carers.

The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with the school nurse and Young Carers support across Peterborough is accessed through Centre 33.

Please click here for the Centre 22 Young Carers Parent Handbook.

Please click here to take you to the local young carer's service website.

Please click here for the schools Young Carer's Policy.