What is a Young Carer?
The Downs CEP Whole School Commitment to Young Carers
The whole school is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils/students and achieve their potential.
The school has a designated Young Carers’ School Lead with responsibility for young carers and their families. Pupils and families will be made aware of the identity of this lead and how to contact them to access support.
We are now running a Key Stage 1 Young Carers Group where we will be meeting up on a Friday afternoon and playing games.
The school only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families.
The school actively seeks feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve support.
The school uses Pupil Premium funding to minimise any barriers to education and learning experienced by eligible young carers.
The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies, including the school nurse and the local young carers’ service.
Dates for our Meetings 2015-2016
Friday 9th October
(We enjoyed some Autumn sunshine at Fowlmead and had the play equipment to ourselves!)
Friday 6th November
(The weather was rubbish so we had an indoor picnic in the cabin. We talked about our Christmas trip; a fire safety morning at a fire station and then campfire building and hot chocolate making at Northbourne School in the afternoon! There might even be toasted marshmallows!)
Friday 4th December
(Click on link to the left for photos and more information)
Friday 8th January
There are now so many YC in our school that we can't possibly fit on the minibus! Instead, we went for our first meeting at Walmer Baptist Church. After eating lunch we played darts, snooker, giant Jenga and table football to name but a few!
Friday 5th February
Thirty Young Carers enjoyed lunch together in the Walmer Baptist Church and then played lots of games; Pastor Seyan had been shopping just for us. There was lots of laughter and great sportsmanship.
Friday 4th March
Friday 6th May
Friday 10th June
We are going to spend this session with the rest of the school celebrating the Queen's birthday.
Friday 1st July