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The Young Carers Team

Young Carers

Young Carers at Rabbsfarm

At Rabbsfarm, we recognise that children have challenges outside of school which can have an effect on their ability to focus and be at their best. One particular challenge may be the role of a ‘Young Carer’.

What is a Young Carer?

A Young Carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative that has a disability, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Most young carers look after one of their parents or a brother or sister.

What things might a Young Carer do for their family?

Young Carers get involved with a variety of tasks that are needed for the family, these may include:

  • Household chores – Washing Up / Cleaning / Laundry
  • Cooking
  • Giving medicines
  • Shopping
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Helping someone with self-care – Dressing/Washing.
  • Emotional Support

What we offer

How we support Young Carers


We can help Young Carers call home during break / lunch if they are worried about someone at home. We can offer extra help or time to complete homework, a listening ear or just letting them know that we understand.

How can I contact the School to arrange help?

If you feel that your child would benefit from accessing this support at school, or you just want to let us know their circumstances so that we can be sensitive to their needs, please let the school know by dropping a note into the office for the attention of  'Young Carers'  or email us at: youngcarers@rabbsfarm.hillingdon.sch.uk

Rabbsfarm is dedicated to doing all we can to support Young Carers so that they get as much as they can from their time at school. We offer morning and lunchtime clubs where pupils can come to talk, to complete homework and to meet other people in the same position.

KS1 Young Carers Group:
Tuesdays from 9:00 – 9:30am

KS2 Young Carers Homework Group:
Tuesdays from 12:40 – 1:10pm

KS2 Friends Club:
Fridays from 12:30 – 1:10pm

Our promise

The whole school is committed to meeting the needs of young carers, so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their full potential.

The school only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis, in order to support pupils and their families.

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