Young Carers

An important aspect of our pastoral support is for young carers. These students take on caring responsibilities at home due to family members having long term medical or personal problems. This can significantly impact on their daily life and presents a number of challenges in fulfilling the expectations and demands of school. Therefore, we encourage and support young carers by inviting them to clubs, events and on a number of trips that can build friendships, broaden life skills and foster career aspirations. 

If you think your child might be a young carer then please contact deerpark@deerparksecondary.org and a member of the team will be in contact with you. 

Also, please don't hesitate to contact the school where we can discuss further opportunities to support them.