At St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that all children and young people have the right to an education, regardless of their home circumstances.
We acknowledge that there are likely to be young carers amongst our pupils, and that being a young carer can have an adverse effect on a young person’s education. We have adopted our young carer policy so that we will be able to relieve some of the worries, which young carers may have about home and their schoolwork, and to show that we believe young carers’ education is important.
Our Young Carer’s champion is Mrs Walsh, Family Support Worker. We have established a Young Carers group here at school who meet each half-term and are there to support each other. If you feel that your child takes on extra caring responsibilities please do let us know, they do not have to be registered as a Young Carer to join the group.
You can contact Mrs Walsh on firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find more information on the Surrey Young Carers website.