Is your child a Young Carer?
A young carer is aged between 5 and 18. They care for a family member who may have a physical disability, a long-term health condition, have a sensory impairment, a learning disability, or be experiencing mental ill health. Sometimes, a sibling may need a lot of time and attention.
What support is there for Young Carers?
We work with Kent Young Carers (Imago) who support with 1:1 mentoring, social groups, respite outings and school drop-ins (https://www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/Kent-Young-Carers).
In school support is through our Young Carers’ Club. This takes place fortnightly on a Tuesday lunchtime. Our aim is to provide a safe space where our young carers (EYFS to Year 6) can be listened to, explore how they can support their wellbeing and get together to enjoy games/activities.
We can also signpost to other services and support for the whole family.
It may be that we have already contacted you and your child/children are now benefitting from support. However, if you would like to discuss whether your child is a young carer, please contact Mrs Sault, Family Liaison Manager.