Young Carers

Burnt Mill Academy is a trailblazer school for young carers, working in conjunction with The Children’s Society and Carerstrust.

Who are young carers?

Children who look after someone at home who is ill, disabled or maybe for another reason. Many children do not realise they are young carers.

What do young carers do?

Young carers help with tasks usually done by an adult:

  • Bathing, dressing or washing
  • Listening, when someone is upset
  • Giving medicine
  • Cooking, cleaning, shopping
  •  Looking after brothers or sisters

In Burnt Mill Academy we feel Young Carers should have someone to talk to and offer support if required.

Our dedicated team of Learning Mentors are based in Room 54 and are available for students' to drop in.

In January 2016 our Young Carers met with Edward Timpson, Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families. Please see his video below.