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It is worthwhile letting your child’s school know they have a sibling with a disability and explain how that may impact on them.

For example, some young people have disturbed sleep if their sibling needs care through the night, some may find it difficult to concentrate on school or  home work or may be worried about being bullied.

School can then offer appropriate support if this is needed, and can take into account any issues which may arise.

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust provide resources for professionals with good practice to help young carers at www.youngcarersinschools.com

Support with bullying is available at these sites

Family Lives BullyingUK www.bullying.co.uk

UK Government www.gov.uk/bullying-at-school/the-law