Fife Young Carers

Fife Young Carers

At Auchmuty High School, we are committed to supporting our young carers to feel valued, respected and enabled to succeed. 

If you think you, or someone you know may be a young carer, please let us know by contacting either your Guidance teacher or Mr Moyes (our AHS Young Carer Champion) via 

Who is a Young Carer?

A young carer or young adult carer is a child or young person, whose life has been affected by looking after a family member who has one or more of the following:

  • Long Term or Terminal Illness
  • Mental Ill Health
  • Physical Disability
  • Learning Disability
  • Drug or Alcohol Use

What does a Young Carer do?

  • Domestic Chores - cleaning, cooking, shopping.
  • Personal Care - washing, dressing, toileting.
  • Family Responsibilities - caring for younger siblings, managing money, paying domestic bills.
  • Medical Care - administer medication/injections, moving and handling or operating mobility aids.
  • Emotional Support - for other family members and the person(s) they care for.

How does this affect them?

  • Educationally - late for, or miss school, difficulty in completing homework on time, hard to concentrate in class.
  • Emotionally - targeted by bullies, experience high levels of anxiety in respect of cared for person's health.
  • Physically - exhaustion as a result of interrupted sleep, physical injuries from repeatedly having to support or move someone with poor mobility.
  • Socially - difficulties in making or maintaining friendships, difficulties in attending out of school activities

For more information please visit the Fife Young Carers website: