A young carer is a child or young person under 18 who provides regular and ongoing care and emotional support to a family member. The family member may be ill, disabled, or has a mental health problem or an addiction. (Generally helping out around the house and doing jobs doesn’t mean that you're a young carer.)
A young carer does much more, including:
Well - being is a real focus at Palfrey Junior School, we like to give the children lots of opportunities to talk about their thoughts and feelings. We currently run: 1:1 mentoring/ well - being sessions, group mentoring and well - being sessions, nurture groups and social clubs and a Young carers group would be a new addition we could offer.
If you think your child is a young carer we would really like to know so that we can offer them support in school.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get back to you for a chat and send you out a short information form to complete and some information about Walsall Young Carers Services.