Who are Young Carers?
A young carer is a young person under the age of 18 whose life is affected by the care needs of another person, who may have any disability or long-term illness.
Why are there concerns about Young Carers?
What can we do to support our Young Carers?
Our named member of staff with responsibility for young carers is Sandie Saunders (Assistant Headteacher – Inclusion); please contact her in confidence if you believe that your child is a young carer. We have a process to identify young carers in school and can then offer appropriate personalised support through our pastoral team of Learning Mentors to ensure that the young carer has the best possible outcomes.
Whole Family Pathway: A Resource for Practitioners – a free online resource for all practitioners working across all sectors including Adults and Children’s statutory services, Health and Education. www.youngcarer.com/resources/whole-family-pathway
Information about supporting young carers;