Young Carers: Local concerns

Local concerns

8% of primary pupils, 6% of secondary pupils and 4% of further education students in Brighton and Hove identify as a Young Carer.*

That’s up to 3 pupils in every class, although not everyone discloses their caring role, so Carers Trust research estimates 1 in 5 young people could be a young carer.

Compared to other pupils Young Carers are:

  • Twice as likely to strongly agree they often feel sad (KS2)
  • Twice as likely to be bullied (KS2, KS3 & KS4)
  • More likely to engage in risk taking behaviours and self harm (KS3, KS4 & FE)

* Safe and Well at School Survey, Public Health Schools Team, 2021