Since September 2016 we have been looking at ways in which we can support Young Carers within our school. At the moment we meet with some of our KS2 children at an invited Young carers group after school.
This term we have based our activities on wellbeing. We have relaxed to music, made calming jars, created gifts for those we love, planted flowers, made fruit salad and generally enjoyed ourselves!
Young Carers could be:-
- Supporting siblings with disabilities or specific learning needs
- Giving support to siblings or adults in the house with disabilities/health issues
- Supporting parents with drug/alcohol/mental health issues
- Translating regularly for a parent with No English.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please speak with Mrs Cooper, Miss Burrell or Mrs Thornton in school.
Alternatively Southend Young Carers continue to offer support and activities throughout the year. If you would like more information please contact