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Young Carers

At Neale-Wade Academy it is our aim to identify and support all of our young carers.  A young carer is a child under the age of 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

The Academy is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential.

The Academy has designated young carers’ school leads (see details below) with responsibility for young carers and their families. 

Neale-Wade Academy has a very effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies including the school nurse and the local young carers’ service at Centre 33. Where appropriate, information is shared with professionals and other agencies on a need to know basis in order for possible further support to be accessed.  We currently hold the Silver Young Carers Award.

You can also visit Carers Trust Cambridgeshire for information on news and events in the area.

If you, or a family member, needs support or further information please contact Mrs Hitch or Student Welfare at or telephone 01354 606000. All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.


Young Carers Assessment Team - The Young Carers Needs Assessment Team assesses the needs of young carers. This means taking account of their hopes, aspirations, strengths and achievements, as well as need for advice and support for whole family.
01480 372 798

Local offer – The local offer describes the services and support available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 and their families in Cambridgeshire.

Youth Groups in Cambridgeshire

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – provides support for family carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk

0345 241 0954 or 01480 499090

pinpoint – pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire.

01480 499043

Inclusion – If you’re concerned about your own drug & alcohol use or if someone in your life is affected, support is only a phonecall away

0300 555 0101