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YOUNG CARERS

A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition or substance misuse. This can also apply to children with siblings who take up the time of the parent which may have an impact on them.

 

 Support within school:

Young Carers Lead: Jackie Molloy

Within school we aim to identify and understand the responsibilities of any Young Carer within our school. We aim to support these Young Carers with providing opportunities to be listened to and given space to talk. Young Carers within our school will be supported and signposted to whole family resources and local services.

We support our Young Carers by running sessions monthly straight after school for an hour and a half. Within this time the children will have time to play, take part in art and craft activities and socialise with other children in a similar situation. We will be working alongside an Early Help Young Carers family partner to assist and support sessions we hold.

We recognise that not all Young Carers may not want to be identified in a group. 1:1 support is always available for all Young Carers regardless if they choose to attend the sessions.

If you feel your child is a Young Carer, then please contact Jackie Molloy

 

Early Help Young Carers

Early Help team within Central Bedfordshire Support Young Carers across the county. Events and activities are arranged during school holidays for Young Carers free of charge. Events such as day trips and activities such as bowling/panto.

If you would like to receive this support, please contact Jackie Molloy or click on the link below to find out more information.

Young Carers


Carers In Bedfordshire

 

Carers in Bedfordshire offers support, information and guidance for Young Carers. Parents and organisation can also refer a young carer to Carers in Bedfordshire. 

https://carersinbeds.org.uk/

 

Young Minds - Young Carers coping with life

Young Carers guide for Young People 

Young Minds

 

Carers trust mental health for young people

Watch Video here

 

NHS guidance and support for Young Carers

NHS - Young Carers - Know your rights. 

NHS Guide

 

Children's Society - Young Carers 

Advice and support for young Carers

Children's Society

 

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