How would you identify a Young Carer?
A Young Carer is a young person who lives with someone who has an illness, disability, mental health or substance misuse problem. They may also be taking on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
The caring can involve lots of physical care such as personal care, giving medication, helping someone get up, get dressed or to get around, or it could mean providing emotional support such as listening to them if they’re upset and looking out for them. In addition, many Young Carers are also responsible for looking after younger brothers and sisters and all or most of the household chores.
Raising awareness at Dordon!
The children across school learnt all about Young Carers and also shared what they wanted to be when they grow up with one another on Monday. We had vets, doctors, scientists, make-up artists and even Spiderman came to visit.
It was a well received day by all of the children, led by Mrs Counihan and Mrs Clarke, who will be running our Young Carers club in the coming months.
If you feel your child could be a Young Carer, please make contact with Mrs Counihan for further details.