A Young Carer is someone under the age of 18 who looks after a family member or friend who has a physical or mental health condition, or misuses substances. They may also look after brothers, sisters or elderly relatives too. There are probably more young carers out there than we think. They take on extra responsibilities, like dressing the person they look after, cooking, cleaning, shopping, collecting prescriptions. It's a lot to take on as a child. If you think your child might be a Young Carer, we are here to help. We can help access support for your family.
Mrs Morris and Mrs Moore will be supporting children in school as Young Carer Champions. You can come and ask for confidential advice from us.
If you or your child needs support or information, you can visit
This year, we will be working closely with St Helens Young Carers to offer opportunities and support to children and families in our school, as well as working towards the Young Carers Award. We will be starting this work by
- Appointing Young Carers Champions - at Parish, we have Mrs Morris and Mrs Moore
- Signposting children to support via our website and displays in school
- Welcoming St Helens Young Carers to Parish - they will be talking to children in a worship and in classes
- Year 4 will represent Young Carers for their Gifts of Gold
- Introducing our Young Carers policy
- Keeping parents informed about the support we offer - please keep checking our newsletter