Young carers

Young Carers’ learning and wellbeing

…one of thousands of young people in Scotland who have a role as a young carer. Young carers do an amazing job of juggling caring and school work. For some,…

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Young carers

Pupil Voice: What schools can do to support me as a young carer

…ask what a young carer is and it’s hard to explain sometimes… A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone who is ill, disabled or misuses…

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Young carers

Pupil voice: young carers

…what other young carers feel about their experiences can help: Some young carers can find friendships or relationships hard… The main thing for me is that friends don’t understand. The…

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Young carers

Pupil voice: Young carers feeling ok

…lot of young carers like school, maybe because it gives you a break from caring. Also, that after young carers’ services, guidance teachers were the most likely to be the…

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Young carers

Pupil Voice: The difference support can make to Young Carers

Young carers do an amazing job juggling caring and school work, but it’s not always easy. If you’re caring for someone at home, the right support can make all the…

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Young carers

My life as a young carer

Hear from someone who understands. A Fixers film by a girl caring for her mum.


Young people have a say

Pupil Voice: Scottish Youth Parliament’s Education Convener on learning in lockdown and the best way forward

…alter the education system to better suit the needs of young carers, or young people with Additional Support Needs. A blended approach – in which we continue online lessons to…

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LGBT

Supporting LGBT young people at school

…bisexual young people as to trans young people. Supporting LGBT pupils in schools Young people should be protected from discrimination, harm and abuse. Expressing gender is a healthy part of…

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Care experienced

Pupil voice: why it’s important to listen to care-experienced young people

young people are heard great things happen. Like when the Scottish Parliament listened to care experienced young people and brought in a law called the Children and Young People Act…

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Ethnic Minority Young People

Pupil Voice: young refugees talk about their education in Scotland

…each other. And we work very hard, we help each other.” Support that’s helped young refugee pupils cope with getting used to their new life in Scotland The young people…

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