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Young Carers

At Peatmoor Community Primary School we believe that all children have the right to an education, regardless of their home circumtances.  We acknowledge that being a young carer can have an adverse effect on a young person's education.

Who are Young Carers?

Young Carers are children whose lives are affected by lookig after someone in the family home.  They may be carrying out tasks and responsibilities, which are additional to those appropriate for their age.  The person they are looking after may have one or more of the following:

  • Physical disability
  • Mental health issues
  • Learning difficulties
  • Alcohol or drug misuse
  • Long term illness

What support is offered at Peatmoor Community Primary School?

Mrs Adams is the Young Carers Lead.  She meets termly with our group of Young Carers.  During each term she will take our Young Carers to meet with other Young Carers from local schools - they might play at the park or have a picnic.

Our Young Carers play an incredible role in the family.  We are really proud to support these chidren.

If you need any further information, please contact Mrs Adams.

If you wish to find out more about Swindon Young Carers, please check out their website:


They will also provide a link to the Young Carers referral form, which we can provide assistance with in school, if required.