Young Carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who provide regular or ongoing care and/or emotional support to a family member. They may be involved in the care of an adult or child in their family affected by one or more of the following:
- A physical disability or sensory impairment
- Problematic substance misuse
- A learning disability
- A long term illness
- Mental ill health
Being a Young Carer can affect a child’s education and school work.
- It is important for us to identify who our Young Carers are so we can find out about their home situation and what we can do to support.
- We will always use your information sensitively.
- We will make sure you feel welcomed if you have arrived late to school because of your caring responsibilities.
- We will be flexible and give you more time to complete school work if needed.
- We will include information about Young Carers in PSHE lessons and hold awareness raising assemblies.
- We will let you phone parents if you need to find out if they are ok.
Our Young Carers Lead at St Gregory’s is Mrs Oliver who is available for parents and Young Carers to talk to. Mrs Oliver will also keep in touch with Gloucestershire Young Carers.