PAROCHIAL SCHOOL:

an inclusive, inspirational school, preparing for the future;

living, learning and growing together in God.

Young Carers

 

 At Parochial CE Primary School, we offer emotional, social and academic support to our young carers.

A young carer is a child or a young person who provides help and support to a parent, sibling or other family member, who could not manage without their help. This could be due to their age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.

They take on practical and emotional tasks that normally would be undertaken by an adult. The tasks and level of caring undertaken by a young carer can vary, according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level and frequency of care required and the structure of the family unit.

A young person may engage in:

Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

Managing medication

Looking after younger siblings (these siblings might be ill or disabled)

Helping someone to communicate

 

We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At Parochial we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively. 

If you know of any child from the age of 8, who cares for their relative, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Z Evans, Inclusion Lead and Young Carers Champion.

In Tameside, there are currently about 470 young carers registered with the Young Carers Project.  They provide individual support and advice to the children and young people.  They offer regular meetings, trips and activities, newsletter and other individual support.  If you think your child is a young carer, please contact Mrs Evans, who will refer them to the Young Carers Project.