Young Carers

Young Carers

The whole school is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they are enabled and encouraged to attend and enjoy school and have equal access to their education as their peers. This commitment is reflected in all relevant school policies.

A school lead has been assigned with responsibility for young carers and their families. Pupils and families will be made aware of the identity of the schools young carer lead and how to access support from them. Currently the school’s Student Support Worker. The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with the local young carers service.

What is a Young Carer?

Young Carers are children or young people under the age of 18 who help to care for a family member. This person may have a long term illness, a physical or sensory impairment, mental health problems or a drug or alcohol addiction. The family member may be a parent, sibling or grandparent living with them.

If you think that you would benefit from this fantastic support, please contact Lynda Ketteridge – Student Support Worker/Counsellor or 01702 202571 Ext 2009