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I find it hard to complete school work on time due to my carer’s duties. What support can I get in school?

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You should not be punished in school if you are struggling due to your duties as a carer. If you are having trouble with school or homework, you can ask your teachers for support.

The Education Authority (EA) has produced a booklet to help teachers understand young carers and the support that you might need – you can view it here.

The guidance from the EA explains many ways that your school can help you, some examples include:

•            putting you in touch with your local young carers service

•            arranging a young carers worker to talk to you

•            delivering a lesson about young carers at your school

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