A ‘young carer’ is defined in section 96 of the Children and Families Act 2004 as, a person under 18 who provides of intends to provide care for another person. Most are caring for a parent, but some may be taking responsibility for a sibling, grandparent or other relative. In some instances, a young carer may care for more than one family member.
The person they look after will have one or more of:
- Physical disability
- Learning disability
- Mental health problem
- Chronic illness
- Substance misuse or addictions problems
The Designated Safeguarding Lead, Miss England, is the Designated Teacher for Young Carers. The pastoral team also offer support and guidance as required and will alert staff to the neds of Young Carers. They can also put Young Carers and their families in touch with local agencies and groups.
Please email if you think you or someone you know is a Young Carer or if you would like to discuss support.
We work closely with MYTIME Young Carers to ensure that our young carers receive the support and opportunities for respite, fun and friendship that they deserve.
See the attached letter for information on MYTIME Young Carers and the support they can provide.
MYTIME Young Carers Letter
MYTIME Young Carers: Zoom Youth Group
MYTIME run regular online youth group sessions young carers. Each month they have a number of sessions in which participants undertake all sorts of different activities, all of which you can join in from home via Zoom.
Please see the July school invite below:
July Zoom Youth Group
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