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Young Carers Gold Award 2016

Young Carers Initiative

It is estimated that there are up to 700,000 young carers in the UK or to put that in to perspective by the time they reach secondary school 1 in 12 pupils will be a young carer.

Here at The Downs CEP School Mrs Newton, our Young Carer’s co-ordinator and Mr Turner, the School’s Safeguarding Officer support our young carers at school through a young carers initiative which will sets out to ensure that they:

  • Have the time to be a young person
  • The same opportunities as their classmates
  • Skills to support for the person they look after
  • The opportunity to discuss their needs for support

At The Downs we are committed to ensuring that our school understands who our young carers are and that school provision supports their needs.

The Downs Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.