Young Carers

Identifying and supporting young carers at St Julie Catholic Primary School

At St Julie’s we are aware that some of our pupils are young carers. A young carer is someone under 18 who is caring unpaid for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. They often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. Research suggests there are at least 700,000 young carers in the UK but many do not realise they are a young carer.

We know that young carers may need a little extra support to enjoy and do well at school. At St Julie’s we are committed to ensuring that all pupils who are young carers are identified, and supported effectively.

The St Julie's Young Carers Lead is Mrs Ashcroft.  If you think your child might be a young carer or could be affected by any of the issues highlighted, please contact Mrs Ashcroft or ring the school on 01744 678233.

For futher details see the website www.sthelenscarers.org.uk.

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Contact the School

St Julie Catholic Primary School

Brooklands Road
Eccleston
St Helens
WA10 5HG

Headteacher: Mrs A Hodgson

Tel: 01744 678233
stjulies@sthelens.org.uk