At Tiverton High School we are aware of the fundamental role young carers play on a day to day basis within their family environment, and the impact this role may have within school. Due to this we have introduced a whole school commitment which has been agreed by our governing body to identify young carers and ensure they are given targeted support. During 2015 we were awarded the Bronze Young Carers in School award and some of our current provision was used as good practice examples at a county wide Young Carers in School conference. We continue to work hard and hope to achieve our Silver award by the end of 2016.
Within Tiverton High School the Young Carers, staff links are Caroline Warren and Denise Hook
For further information:
Do you care for, or give support to someone in your family?
…If so you may be a young carer.
These family members may be elderly, unwell, disabled, have sensory impairment, mental health, drug or alcohol problems or other issues affecting the life of the family. Sometimes young carers provide support when the family is going through a traumatic time, such as a death in the family, divorce or separation.
A young carer may give practical or emotional care. They may help with shopping, cooking and cleaning, help to look after brothers and sisters, give medicine or help with mobility if someone is in a wheelchair or unable to get about. A young carer can also offer a shoulder to cry on or be there to listen to problems and worries. Young carers are all unique individuals and have different roles. What links them is the care and support they provide for someone else in their family.
If this sounds like you or someone you know, you may be entitled to additional support and guidance.
For further information and advice please talk to Mrs Warren or Mrs Hook.