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Brook Field Primary School is committed to supporting all individuals, including Young Carers, to access school life and also develop their confidence and nurture their individuality.

 

 A Young Carer is a child or young person who is helping to look after someone –often a parent, grandparent or sibling but it can also be another relative/friend.  They may need to support someone with a disability, long-term illness, mental health condition or a substance dependency.

 

The caring tasks that a Young Carer can deal with ranges from:

  • Nursing care -including giving medication, injections, changing dressings and assisting with mobility.
  • Personal intimate care - including washing, dressing and feeding.
  • Emotional care - being compliant, monitoring the emotional state of the person cared for, listening and being a shoulder to cry on.
  • Domestic care - doing a substantial amount of housework, cooking, shopping, cleaning and laundry.
  • Childcare - taking responsibility for younger siblings.

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After the successful launch of our Young Carers group in January this year, we have established weekly colouring, games and craft activities and had visits from Tink the hamster and Daisy the dog who we loved racing around with. We also had a lovely sunny walk in July around Peatmoor Lake to enjoy a picnic of cakes we had made in the morning and an ice-lolly before feeding the ducks and geese.

We are looking forward to planning many more events this year and will be having a new space to spend time together in. We are also well on the way to achieving the Young Carers award – so watch this space!

 

 

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If you would like further information about Young Carers or are not sure if your child is a Young Carer please feel free to get in contact with the School via the office, where all queries will be directed to Mrs Marvell.

 

We currently have 20 amazing Young Carers across our school.

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