At St John’s, we take pride in the recognition, care and support we offer for our Young Carers.
Who are Young Carers?
‘Young carers are children who look after a friend or family member. Their extra responsibilities often mean they miss out on school and hanging out with friends. It can sideline their whole childhood. These children often need space to enjoy being young and need support into adulthood so they can pursue their dreams outside of caring.’
(The Children’s Society)
There are over 800 000 young carers in England and 1 in 10 are aged under 10. At St John’s , we have children from Y1 to Y6 fulfilling this role and we know there are many more who don’t realise they are!
Being a young carer can have a big impact on a young person’s life.
What might a young carer do?
· Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.
· Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
· Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
· Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
· Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
· Helping to five medicine.
· Helping someone communicate.
· Looking after brothers and sisters.
If you would like to speak to anyone, or receive more information, please contact Mrs Gee via the school office.