Young Carers



Commonswood School take the welfare of our young carers very seriously and have recently put a number of initiatives in place to support them. We will provide them with access to support and guidance with safe adults in school. We have set up regular forums with our Young Carers to ensure their voices are heard and that they receive the very best support. We provide a weekly drop-in session which enables children to share experiences with each other.

Carers Trust and The Children’s Society are working with schools, young carers services and Local Authorities to share good practice and develop relevant, accessible tools and training. This initiative is funded in England by The Queen’s Trust and Big Lottery Fund.

If you would like to find out more click on the links below:

Young Carers Support Factsheet
Information sheet
Young Carers referral form
‘The whole school approach to helping Young Carers at Commonswood’ document
Tips and resources to help young carers keep healthy and occupied during self-isolation

If you know of a student who may be undertaking Young Carer responsibilities and needs support, please do not hesitate to contact the school and speak to:-

Mrs G Seymour
Headteacher
Mrs N Scatchard
Senior leadership team lead
Young Carers Lead
Mrs Sian Mills
Young Carers School Operational Lead
Mrs M Fryer-Kelsey
Young Carers Lead Governor
Mrs Adams and Mrs Burgess
Teaching assistants

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