Young Carers

Young Carer - Definition (based on the Carers Trust)
 
A young carer is deemed to be someone who is under the age of 18 and who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol.  These carers may well undertake some of the following tasks:
 
  • Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping.
  • Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed. 
  • Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
  • Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
  • Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
  • Helping to give medicine. 
  • Helping someone communicate.
  • Looking after brothers and sisters.
At Burwell Village College, we want to ensure that all of our children are properly supported.  We are looking at different ways to identify and support Young Carers across the school and hope to work with Centre 33 to do this.
 
For more information about the application process or criteria, please visit: 
 
If you feel that your child is a Young Carer, please let us know.  Miss. Mansfield is our lead teacher for Young Carers.