What message does Lauren have for other young carers and schools?
“I’ve heard so many stories about young carers not receiving any support from school and I don’t know what I would do without my pastoral teacher. She’s been my safety net more times than either of us imagined!”
How does Lauren feel looking forward?
“Because of all the support I’ve had from school and from the Young Carers Project, I feel ready to experience university life while being a Young Adult Carer because I know who I can turn to.”
Good relationships between pupils and staff are important for learning. If you think you need a bit more help at school, talk to a teacher or another adult you trust. They can help you find out what support is available for young carers in your school.