The Creative Education Trust are working in partnership with the charity MYTIME Young Carers, alongside other local charities, to support young carers in school.
This will help us identify our young carers and put support in place at school.
This is a supportive process that can make a huge difference to a child and their family. ❤️
To help us and our parents identify if their child could be a young carer, we look through the following criteria to see if many/most apply to a child –
A YOUNG CARER:
*Is age 18 or younger
*Helps to care for someone at home
YOUNG CARERS MAY BE REGULARLY HELPING A FAMILY MEMBER – ADULT OR CHILD – WHO HAS ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
*A long-term illness, such as epilepsy or diabetes
*A physical disability, such as mobility issues or blindness
*A mental health condition, such as depression or bipolar disorder
*A substance use disorder, for example a drug or alcohol addiction
A YOUNG CARER MAY HAVE TO DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING JOBS:
*Help someone move from place to place
*Help someone wash or go to the toilet
*Help someone get dressed
*Do the housework
*Get the food shopping
*Collect benefits and prescriptions
*Give someone their medication or pills
*Go with someone to the doctor or hospital
*Take responsibility for a brother or sister
*Translate or interpret for someone
*Manage their family’s budget
*Cheer someone up or help them when they are feeling down
If you feel that your child may be a young carer, please complete the attached form and return to the school. If you would like a copy of the form, please send Miss Jowett an email or Dojo message.
If you wish to discuss this further, please contact me at – firstname.lastname@example.org
We are currently working towards the ‘Young Carers Challenge Norfolk’ – this will help the school to identify children who are young carers to support them and their families.