What is a Young Carer?
A young carer is a child or young person who is helping to look after someone at home. Most are caring for a parent, commonly in a single parent family, 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 may have one or more of:
• Physical disability (including sensory disability)
• Learning disability
• Mental illness
• Chronic illness
• Substance misuse problem
What do we offer at Eggbuckland Vale Primary School?
We are aware that pupils in our school may well have caring roles at home. We aim to support young carers through a whole school approach and through working with other agencies and professionals, with the understanding that support for the whole family is in the best interests of the young carer. We acknowledge that young carers may need extra support to ensure they have equal access to education. We are giving the message that young carers’ education is important.
Our Strategic Lead is Mrs Debbie Baker, Assistant Head teacher for Inclusion,
Our Operational Lead is Mrs Jacqueline Leary, ELSA and THRIVE practitioner.
We actively seek feedback and ideas from young carers and their families in order to shape and improve provision and support in place.
Young Carers Policy
Please visit the Policies section in ‘Key Information’ or click here
There are 3 commissioned services in the city who offer targeted support to Young Carers. The support offered will depend on the need of the Young Carer and their family.
For Advice, discussion and Information of Services contact the Gateway Team on 01752 668000 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Young carers can get support locally through:
Efford Youth Club
Older children can attend Efford Youth Club for a weekly support session. They run two groups, one for 8 to 10 year olds and one for 11 to 16 year olds.
Telephone: 01752 776853