What is a Young Carer?

Cambridgeshire Local Authority describes Young Carers as the following:

Young Carers are children and young people under 18 who often take on the practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Young Carers may have to prepare meals, look after money matters, give medicine, translate, arrange appointments or take care of a relative's hygiene. Also caring for someone often means giving them emotional support. It can be a lot of work for anyone to handle, especially when you have school or work at the same time.

For more information about the Local Authority's approach to this, please click here.

 

At Kingsfield

We want all children to achieve great things without barriers.  The Young Carers' policy and new support groups will enable a clear pathway for this identified group of children.

If you feel that you would like to discuss this further, please contact our Young Carers Champion, Miss. Reid, or our Family Care Manager, Mrs. Stephens by calling 01354 692323 or emailing office@kingsfield.cambs.sch.uk.  

Children and young people can find out more at: 

At Centre-33

We work with Centre-33 to support children who are deemed as Young Carers.

Latest newsletter from Centre-33 can be found here.

New Advisory Board information can be found here.

 

 

Policy

We have a Young Carers policy which can be found in the policy section or alternatively at this link.

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