Sir Frederick Gibberd College is very proud to be a recognised school for young carers, working in conjunction with The Children’s Society and Carers trust.
WHO ARE YOUNG CARERS?
Children who provide care or support for a fellow family member, whether it be a parent or sibling because of ill health, addiction or mental health problems. Many children do not realise they are young carers and we want to change that.
WHAT DO YOUNG CARERS DO?
Young carers help with tasks usually done by an adult:
- Bathing, dressing or washing
- Listening, when someone is upset
- Giving medicine
- Cooking, cleaning, shopping
- Looking after brothers or sisters
In Sir Frederick Gibberd College we feel Young Carers should have someone to talk to and offer support if required.
Our Learning Mentor Ms Tyler is available for students' during the school day and she will run a lunch time drop in session for young carers. A dedicated email address is also available for children who are not ready to talk face to face.