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Do I have to tell my school/teachers that I am a young carer?

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You do not have to tell your school; however, it might help to be honest about your home situation as you may be able to get extra help and support in school.

There should be a designated person who you can talk to about being a carer in school. If you aren’t sure who this person is, you could try speaking to a teacher that you trust. You can ask them to let all of your teachers and any other relevant staff members know that you are a young carer so you don’t need to explain this over and over again to different people.

All school staff should make sure that any information you tell them is confidential (this means to keep your information private and to only share with others if it is necessary) to protect your privacy and dignity (this means to be valued and respected).

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