Young Carers at Bisley
What are Young Carers?
Young carers are young people, from year 1 upwards, who have caring roles for family members in their house due to an illness, disability, a physical or mental health problem or an addiction (drugs or alcohol).
Young Caring roles can vary from providing someone with practical support as well as emotional support. This could include emotional impact such as worrying, adapting their behaviour or not getting as much time to the things they enjoy. Also, this caring role could impact on school attendance, punctuality as well as homework not being completed. You could be looking after a sibling with Autism or helping a parent/grandparent with a disability, by cooking, administering medication or offering siblings or parents emotional support.
Who supports our Young Carers at Bisley?
Mrs Barrett, one of our Pastoral Support workers is our named Young Carer Champion. You can contact her via email firstname.lastname@example.org or let the office know that you would like to speak to her.
Mrs Barrett is supported by Mrs Hannay, who has recently worked at the school and who has worked in this field for many years and is passionate about supporting Young Carers.
Can I join the Young Carers Club and what do you do?
The group meet on a Friday lunchtime. It is designed to be a supportive, fun group focusing on celebrating how amazing our young carers are. The aim is to give young carers more support, a safe space to talk and for their voices to be heard, a chance to meet other peers in similar situations, for some fun and to build positive relationships.
Young carers in the school community can attend this group whether they are registered with Surrey Young Carers or not. However, the school can signpost and refer families/young carers to Surrey Young Carers, a charity whom offers further assistance.
Links for Young Carers
Our Young Carer Champion
Pastoral Support & DDSL
Documents for Young Carers