At Easthampstead Park Community School we are aware that some students may well have caring roles at home.
We believe that all children and young people should have equal access to education, regardless of what is happening at home.
When a young person looks after someone in their family who has a disability, suffers mental or physical ill-health or other health-related issues, they may need a little extra support to help them get the most out of school. We have been working to raise awareness amongst the wider staff team of the particular needs that young carers may have. In this way we aim to provide a supportive environment for those students who may have more responsibility at home than their peers.
If your child is a Young Carer please contact the Assistant Head for Inclusion Miss Buchanan or relevant Head of Year.
To find out how we can support you, you can also contact our Young Carers Lead – Mrs G Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Trust is an online community for young carers, a space for friendship, support, advice and fun.