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Young Carers

Definition of a Young Carer

“Young Carers are children and young persons under 18 who provide, or intend to provide, care, assistance or support to another family member. They carry out, often on a regular basis, significant or substantial caring tasks and assume a level of responsibility which would usually be associated with an adult. The person receiving care is often a parent but can be a sibling, grandparent or other relative who is disabled, has some chronic illness, mental health problem or other condition connected with a need for care, support or supervision.”
Becker. S (2000)

Here at Shenfield High School, we recognise the importance of supporting our Young Carers through a variety of ways. If you feel your child is a Young Carer please contact either their Pastoral Manager or Mrs Kalaitzis, the Operational Lead for Young Carers by email at youngcarers@shenfield.essex.sch.uk.

Please find the following links to the external providers who are assisting us to support Young Carers on our school. They provide 1-1 support, group support and are in some circumstances are able to offer respite and training sessions.

https://affc.org.uk/

https://youth.essex.gov.uk/young-people/young-carers/

Mrs Comerford – Senior Leadership Team Lead
Mrs Kalaitzis – Operational Lead

Kalaitzis KellyComerford Jenny

Young Carers Policy