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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

Young Carers

Do you think your child could be a Young Carer?

At Northgate, we are committed to supporting all children and ensuring their time in school is one where they learn and grow into well rounded individuals with a good sense of wellbeing. We recognise that many of our children take on additional roles and responsibilities that may impact on this wellbeing.

Young carers are children and young people, under the age of 18 who provide regular and ongoing care to a family member who has a long-term illness, disability, mental health issue or misuses substances. The family member may be a parent, sibling or grandparent living with them. 

Young Carers may engage in:

Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)

Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)

Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)

Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)

Managing medication

Looking after younger siblings

Helping someone communicate

We know that Young Carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At Northgate, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are Young Carers are identified, and supported effectively with their wellbeing.

If you think your child might be a young carer, or could be affected by any of the issues we’ve highlighted, please contact the school office to make an appointment to speak or meet directly with the Young Carers’ Lead, Lisa Hunt.

Any information that is given to us will be treated sensitively and no information will be shared without your knowledge.

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