Possible Barriers to Learning for Young Carers
  • Lack of a quiet space and time to study in the home
  • Family life is so hectic they don’t get the time to learn or study at home
  • Lack of sleep therefore unable to concentrate
  • Irregular or late attendance
  • Increased anxiety and concern about a family member whilst at school
  • Anxiety about what they will go home to.
  • often unable to participate in extracurricular activities therefore can miss out on important social and educational development
  • Some young carers feel pressured to remain in a caring role and not progress onto further education
  • Some young carers feel isolated from their peers which makes school an unhappy environment for them