At full Council 16 July 2014, I raised concerns about the children in Bracknell Forest who care for their parents and siblings – Young Carers. They often have lower attendance and considerably lower GCSE achievement than their peers. There are 160
known Young Carers in Bracknell Forest. In the reply, their attendance figures were given but no data had ever been collected on their GCSE results. I was assured that these children would now be recognised as vulnerable and monitored.
The September 2015 Quarterly Service report refers to academic achievements by all other children but not Young Carers.
Have interventions been introduced in schools to help Young Carers improve their life chances ?
What are the attendance figures, both for secondary and primary Young Carers compared to their peers?
What are their GCSE and KS2 results compared to their peers?