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