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Young Carers

Young carers can get lots of help and support both inside and outside school - and some students may not even realise that they are entitled to ask for it.

All students are being encouraged to come forward if they think they may be a young carer.

Young carers are ordinary young people under the age of 18 who help to look after a family member. This may be a parent or sibling who is unwell or has a physical or learning disability, mental health problem or difficulties with drugs or alcohol.

Students who are identified as young carers get extra support with issues such as homework and uniform. They are also offered regular one-to-one sessions to talk through problems and take part in monthly group meetings to discuss issues.

Sue Webster, young carers champion at Ibstock College, said: "We want to encourage young carers to come forward so that we can develop a support network at the college for them and make sure that they always have a point of contact to come to.

"A lot of students do not realise they are classed as young carers: being a carer is just a way of life for them. Being a carer is not necessarily a negative experience but we want to make sure that it is a positive experience in college."

Students can check the young carers student notice board by the library for support, including the support team and student mentors.

Students can contact:

Childline: 0800 11 11 (free)

Samaritans: 0330 094 5717

Youthline: 0800 096 1425 (free)

NHS Direct: 111 (free)

Kooth: 0808 802 5544

We also hold a wellbeing and young carers session in the Library on a Thursday lunchtime. Please visit the Library section for more information.

Extra-Curricular Sessions 







Tutor Times

Student Librarian’s

Paired Reader


Paired Reader









Drama Club & Y10 Music Drop In

Arts Award


School Paper/ The Day

Harmony Group


Chess Club

Harmony Group


Wellbeing and Young Carers Lunch

Y11 Science Booster


Y11 Music & Drama Drop Intervention


Feminism Club

After School

Sports Leaders & CNAT/GCSE Intervention


English Intervention (Invite)

Netball & Basketball


English Intervention (Invite)


History Intervention

Sport Fixtures



Intervention (Invite)


Y11 Science Booster


Y11 Music & Drama Intervention


Geography Intervention

Sport Fixtures


English Intervention (Invite)

English Intervention (Invite)


YC News

30 November 2023 - Message from Mr Moore, YC Link Governor 

I raised the importance of Young Carers in the governor's meeting yesterday. It has been agreed that I can be the link governor for Young Carers and support your work by raising the profile in our meetings. I look forward to working with you over the coming year and making as much of an impact as possible with this important group of young people!


30 November 2023 - Message from Miss Raynes, Careers Co-ordinator


Miss Rayns, Careers Co-ordinator for Life Multi Academy Trust has agreed to arrange a Careers Information drop-in session in the Spring Term at one of our Young Carer Wellbeing Lunches in the Library on Thursday. All Young Carers will be invited to attend if they wish, information will also be sent via email to those who are not able to attend.

Ibtock Community College want to give Young Carers’s the very best chance of success and they may be too busy looking after others to think about themselves and their future, so this might help.


25 October 2023 - Young Carers Noticeboard


Check out the Young Carers notoceboard by the Library for help and support information.