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Young Carers

What is Young Carers?

We know that lots of our children in school have an active role in helping out at home. 

Young carers take on this role because they live with a parent, carer or sibling who is experiencing any of the following:

 

Physical disability

Physical Illness

Experiences Mental ill health

Has difficulties managing their use of alcohol

Has difficulties managing their use of substances

 

Children can be young carers from 5 years old help out with all sorts of things to make life easier at home for their families such as:

 

Cooking
Cleaning
Helping when the person they look after feels      down or upset
Personal care e.g. washing, dressing
Helping with money e.g. paying bills, going to the bank
Help filling out forms
Looking after brothers and sisters
And much much more…….

 

Why do we offer support to Young Carers in school?

We want children to feel that school is somewhere that they can focus on all the experiences that are happening in school without being distracted about how things are at home.

 

What do we do to help Young Carers?

We run groups in school

We have assemblies

We offer pastoral support to offload worries 

We refer to the local Young Carers groups where children can access trips and groups outside of the home

 

If you think that you have a child that may be a young carer you can call the school on 01934 427130 and ask to speak to Lorraine Grindle or Christina Prewitt Martin who are our young Carers champions.

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