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Young Carers

About Young Carers

Longsands Academy is committed to providing help and support for its young carers.

Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.

At Longsands we are aware that some of our pupils may be caring for a family member at home and may require support to attend and enjoy school in the same way as other students to achieve their potential.

Young carers are encouraged to seek help and support by attending a school based young carers group and by using our effective referral system to access expert advice from the school nurse, the local Young Carers Services, Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and Centre 33.

For further support please contact Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk or Centre33.

Mrs C. Greaney, Vice Principal, is responsible for managing the school’s provision

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