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Extra support for young carers

If you're a young carer, you're entitled to a Young Carer Statement

You can also get:

  • the Young Scot Young Carers package 
  • support at school
  • advice about leaving school 

Find more information for young carers on Young Scot

Young Scot Young Carers Package

If you're 11 to 25, you can get a Young Scot card

If you're a young carer aged 11 to 18, you can add a free Young Scot Carers Package to your membership for extra discounts, vouchers and prizes. 

Find out how to sign up for the Young Carers Package on Young Scot.  

If you're 18 and registered for the Young Carers Package, you can claim a shopping voucher from Young Scot and get money to start a savings account. 

Support at school  

You can choose to share your Young Carer Statement with your school, so they understand your caring responsibilities.   

Once they know about your caring responsibilities, your school must support you to stay in school and reach your goals.  

Speak to your school's nurse or counsellor for support with your health and wellbeing. 

Leaving school  

You can leave school at 16 in Scotland.  

Find out more about your options after you leave school.

If you want to go to university, you can get advice about personal statements from UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service)

Ask for an updated Young Carer Statement or Adult Carer Support Plan if you’re leaving school and think your caring role will change.  

You may also be eligible for financial support at college or university.

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