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Young Carers at Bristol Brunel Academy

We are aware that some students at Bristol Brunel Academy are young carers. Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has a disability, a long term illness, or is affected by mental ill health or substance misuse. Young carers may look after parents, care for a brother or sister, or another family member. Some students may not realise that they are young carers.

As a school, we are committed to offer extra support and ensure that young carers can enjoy school and achieve the best outcomes in all aspects of their lives.

At Bristol Brunel Academy we have designated young carers leads. Please feel free to contact us if you want to know more, or you think yourself or your child may be a young carer.


The designated young carers leads are:

Lucy Sibbald:

Sydney Wesley-Weeks:


Useful resources for young carers

Young Carers Support Centre Bristol and South Gloucestershire:

Updated guidance for young people in a caring role: