A ‘young carer’ is defined in section 96 of the Children and Families Act 2004 as, a person under 18 who provides of intends to provide care for another person. Most are caring for a parent, but some may be taking responsibility for a sibling, grandparent or other relative. In some instances, a young carer may care for more than one family member.
The person they look after will have one or more of:
· Physical disability
· Learning disability
· Mental health problem
· Chronic illness
· Substance misuse or addictions problems
If your child is a young carer, please contact the Young Carers Champion, Mrs Burley to find out more about how we can support your child:
We work closely with MYTIME Young Carers to ensure that our young carers receive the support and opportunities for respite, fun and friendship that they deserve.
See the attached letter for information on MYTIME Young Carers and the support they can provide.
MYTIME Young Carers Letter
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