Mrs Butler is our Young Carers Lead and
has a recognised Counselling Diploma
At Parish School we very much appreciate the enormous hurdles that many of our children face in their daily lives. Some of our children live in domestic situations in which they need to care for an older brother, or younger sister, or even a parent. Such children carry an enormous responsibility – as without them, families may struggle to lead the ‘normal’ lives that the rest of us take for granted.
As a school, it is our duty to support such ‘Young Carers’, to give them advice and to offer a ‘listening ear’. We fully embrace the ‘Carers’ Trust’ Charter to all Young Carers and uphold its aims, objectives and aspirations. In doing so, we fully acknowledge the outstanding contribution that many of our children make to building and maintaining successful families.
Deputy Head Teacher
Health & Wellbeing Governor.
Who is a Young Carer?
A young Carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, who is ill or disabled.
They often learn lots of skills because they look after someone. But sometimes they:
- Feel tired, sad or worried.
- Want a break or some fun.
- late for school / poor attendance.
- Find school difficult or are unable to spend time with their friends.
- Have no time to complete homework
- Worried about the person they care for.
At Parish Primary we offer our Young Carers:
- A weekly drop in session
- A listening ear during school time
- Support and Guidance
- A 'message me box' for any
- Trained staff
Our weekly session is on a Monday 12.30pm.1.00pm with Mrs Butler.
It is an opportunity for our Young Carers to meet and talk about any concerns or worries they may have.
This is what some of our Young Carers say about the sessions:
If you have any questions about our service please contact Mrs Butler via the school office.
Useful Contacts and Web-links
Young Carers' Family Support Workers: 01744 677279
If you have any problems or would like to talk to someone in confidence.
https://babble.carers.org - For Young Carers who are of primary school age.
www.youngcarers.net - This site has some great stories, support and information for young carers.
We have now gained our Young Carers Bronze Award