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Young Carers in schools award

Young Carers in Schools is an England-wide initiative that equips schools to identify and support young carers.  Mr Gibaut and Mrs Copeland are currently working towards the Bronze Award, which celebrates our school’s commitment to young carers.

Young carers are children and young people who provide care to another family member.  The level of care they provide would usually be undertaken by an adult and as a result of this they take on a level of responsibility that is inappropriate to their age and development.  This is likely to have a significant impact on their childhood experiences. 

Signpost runs special activity groups for the young carers that they support.  These are a chance for young carers to get together and take part in a wide range of activities such as Games' Nights, picnics in the park, trampolining and Christmas Parties.  You can have a laugh, make friends with other young people in the same situation and have a break from your caring responsibilities. If you are not sure which group you are in or need information about the group timetable please ring Signpost on 0161 947 4690.