Young Carers

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.

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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.

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If you'd like to speak in confidence for yourself or your child, you can also use this Forms link and we will get back to you 

If you or your child needs support or information, you can visit


This year, we have been 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. So far, we have

  • Appointed Young Carers Champions - at Parish, we have Mrs Morris and Mrs Moore
  • Signposted children to support via our website and displays in school
  • Welcomed St Helens Young Carers to Parish - they have been talking to children in a worship and in classes
  • Year 4 are representing Young Carers for their Gifts of Gold - they've made some beautiful fidget toys and will soon be holding a bake sale!
  • Introduced our Young Carers policy
  • Kept parents informed about the support we offer - please keep checking our newsletter 
  • We have also introduced drop-in sessions for our Young Carers to attend. Your child is welcome to come, it is a chance to chat or just to read or draw quietly with a supportive adult.

St Helens Young Carers

The Carer's Centre is opposite the Town Hall. They are very friendly and happy to chat. You can see here some of the respite work they do with children.

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