Young Carers

Young carers are young people under 18 who help to look after someone in their family or a friend who is ill, disabled, or misuses drugs or alcohol.

There are an estimated 700,000 young carers in the UK. The average age of a carer is just 12 years old, 8% of secondary pupils are carers, and a third of young carers are giving 11 to 20 hours of care each week. Young carers are performing all sorts of tasks around the home, and particularly, offering their parents emotional support. But who is caring for these young people?

As a young carer you can find helping someone very rewarding, but you also have the right to be looked after. To find out what young carers do, how to spot if it’s getting too much and what to do about it, click here. Alternatively you can email our Wellbeing mailbox wellbeing@christs.school. All emails are treated with the strictest confidence.

  • 07:39 PM - 10th September, 2021 Great day out with our new year 12s. Lots of and team bonding. Kudos earned by the 6th form tutors and HoY taking a fully clothed plunge! Read more
  • 07:15 AM - 10th September, 2021 I met my first new Year 7 English class today. 🌟 In-person. 🌟 In the library. It was wonderful! They were so excited to talk about Boy 87, their summer reading book - & to meet next week!
  • 05:18 PM - 8th September, 2021 Ready, hold steady, go! Brilliant to welcome our 90 new year 12s and we are full to capacity! (Delayed tweet- they started on Monday, but we are still 😊)! Read more
  • 02:22 PM - 7th September, 2021 We're offering school tours for Year 6 families instead of our traditional Open Evening on Thursday 23rd September. Visit Read more to book your place. Tickets are limited and entry is strictly by ticket only. All attendees including children must have a ticket.
  • 02:14 PM - 7th September, 2021 Have you ever considered becoming a mentor to a young person? Here at we are looking for volunteers to mentor some of our young people. Use this form to apply to take part. Read more Read more