Welcome to the section of the website which will give you information
- About young carers
- For young carers
About Young Carers
A young carer is a child or young person whose life is affected by having to care and support – or take responsibility for – someone who has a long term illness or disability. This includes a physical or learning disability, mental illness, frailty or old age, or those affected by alcohol or drug abuse.
The person they care for may be a parent, a sibling, another family member or a friend, who may not live in the same house as them.
The care they give might be practical (like doing housework or shopping), physical (like helping someone to eat or dress), and/or emotional (like staying with a person when they are feeling anxious or afraid).
For Young Carers
If you are a young carer or you think you might be a young carer we want to make sure that you get the help and support you need. There are lots of ways that the school does this.
The school has a member of staff who has special responsibility for Young Carers. The member of staff in this school is Mr Bruce.
Every first and second year class will have lessons about young carers in their PSHE classes.
Year assemblies are used to highlight the issues that young carers face and the support systems that are in place to help them.
This website has lots of links to organisations that can help and offer advice.
The Pastoral care Team can out you in touch with local services and support organisations who might be able to help further.
School staff work closely with parents, guardians and other agencies to make sure that the right kind of help and support is available.
The school can also organise it for you to have special arrangements if you need them. Here are some of the things we can do to help - we can:
make sure you have someone to talk to about your caring role,
give you information that may be helpful,
make special arrangements for homework to be reduced or handed in at different times,
try to organise help that will allow you to attend out of school activities,
help you to get to school on time if this is a problem,
organise things so that you can make contact with the person you are caring for or make arrangements for the person you are caring for during school hours,
permit extended access to a phone if required,
support you with your school work.
Some useful information - click on the link to download
Links to Organisations
Princess Royal Trust
The Children's Society
The UK Government
Local Support Organisations