Who are young carers?
A young carer is a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person. As many as one in 12 pupils in the UK could be a young carer.
Often, these children are caring for relatives without their teachers’ knowledge, slipping through the net, undetected by support services. The caring role they carry out means they have unique experiences and demands that impact on their capacity to enjoy and achieve at school.
At St John’s CE Primary School we are committed to supporting Young Carers through our relationship with Carers Trust Cambridgeshire.
In school the following members of staff can be contacted by both pupils and families who maybe carry out a caring role:
- Operational Lead – Harriet Chapman
- SLT Lead – Kate Lund
Useful links for young carers
Keep Your Head
Support and advice for keeping your child’s head strong and their heart happy
Huntingdon Youth Centre - Youth Club
Address: Sallowbush Rd, Huntingdon PE29 7AF
Phone: 01480 375030
Offers information about clubs and activities during school holidays.
Funky Monkey Club
Huntingdon Youth Centre, Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon, PE29 7AF;
Ongoing regular activity. On Wednesday. 18:00-20:00. Weekly - Term time.
Phone: 01480 372306