Young carers are children who look after someone in their family. This may be a parent, brother, sister or other family member who has a illness, physical or learning disability, a mental health problem or misuse of drugs or alcohol. A young carer usually takes on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally by expected of an adult.
If you would like to learn more about Swindon Young Carers to decide if your child meets the criteria then you can consider making a referral to Swindon Carers Centre by visiting https://www.swindoncarers.org.uk/young-carers/ .
You are also welcome to discuss this with your class teacher.