Young Carers

Maiden Erlegh holds the Young Carers in Schools Gold Award. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes for young carers and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award. To achieve this award, Maiden Erlegh has demonstrated that it is actively working with young carers and their families to reduce the caring roles of the young people in our care.

How do you know if you are a young carer?

A young carer is someone under 18 who looks after someone at home who is ill, disabled, has a mental health condition or addiction problem (drugs or alcohol).

Who to speak to if you think you are a young carer or need some support

Miss Roberts – office in VI Form Study Area. You can also contact Miss Roberts for support at

Support for you at school

Maiden Erlegh School is committed to helping Young Carers achieve their very best, to do this a variety of opportunities are offered throughout the year. If you are a Young Carer and would like to be involved, please let Miss Roberts know. 

Cooking classes and First Aid courses 

Being a Young Carer sometimes means that you may be called on to help prepare meals or look after a relative. These classes and sessions are designed to help you feel confident when taking on this role. 

JAC/Mental Health First Aiders

We can refer you to JAC or one of our mental health first aiders should you need to access support with your SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health).

Homework Club

Every day after school for an hour in G1, computers are available as well as 6th form students to help support your work.


By arrangement, we can provide you with a safe space at lunchtimes.


Please email with any ideas, feedback or support that you might need.

Support for Young Carers outside of Maiden Erlegh: