St Thomas More Catholic High School

Young Carers

Young Carers

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

 

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

 

St Thomas More Catholic High School can support young carers. If you, or a family member, needs support please contact our Young Carers School Operational Lead Here.

 

         Young Carers Policy

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