Young Carers Awareness Day is coming soon and the theme is education. We are asking all local schools to join our Young Carers in Schools programme.
On average young carers will miss a day of school each month as a result of their caring role and struggle to keep up with schoolwork. They often suffer from depression and anxiety, lack of confidence and low self-esteem. The steps schools take to identify and support them can have a huge impact on their learning and wellbeing.
Young Carers in Schools is a national programme promoted by Children’s Society and Carers Trust and hundreds of schools across England are part of it. Through this programme, we help 55 local schools support young carers. This means young carers get the support and understanding of their home situation they need whilst they are in school. Schools can also set up support groups, homework clubs and drop in sessions for young carers.
You can help young carers by finding out if your local school is part of the Young Carers in Schools programme. If they are not, ask them to get in touch with Vicki Houselander on 0117 939 2562. Schools can also visit our Young Carers in Schools page to register.