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At All Saints Benhilton CoE Primary School we provide support and advice for our young carers and their families. Our young carers have a designated lead within the School-Mr Belardini - who they can access every day after lunch. The whole school is committed to ensuring that all our children, including young carers, can access and engage with their education, with the right support where necessary, to achieve their potential.
We are proud to have been awarded a Bronze Award by The Children’s Society in recognition of our work.
We have excellent links with external agencies and can make referrals to get support for young carers and their families if they would like us to. We will only share information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to get the right support. The school actively seeks feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve support so we would be pleased to hear your views.
Our young carers benefit from drop in support sessions with Mr Belardini, where they can share their concerns/worries or by means of their self-initiated ’Worry Box. ` They have their own Notice Board in school, which signposts how they can access help internally and externally; this also shows visibly the pictures of the lead so that younger carers know who and where he can be found.
All teachers and staff have been made aware of the young carers in our school. The teachers and staff of our young carers are made aware of the needs of individual young carers from their classes and how being a young carer may impact on their school and home life; support is given to them in how they can support with this. The staff notice board, which is located in the staffroom, has young carer information on it.