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Caring for Child Carers

There are a large number of children who have the added responsibility of caring for a family member, quite often a parent. In many cases the child does not receive the support they need and their caring duties can have a severe impact on their education. This collection will help you identify if any of your students are young caregivers, equip you with ways to support them in the classroom, and guide them to get the professional support they crave.
A Collection By Amy Watson
  • 6 Collection Items
  • 6 Collection Items
  • Discussion
Caring for Child Carers
  • Amy Watson says:
    Babble is presented by the Carers Trust and provides an online platform for young carers to communicate with each other. There are live chats, a newsletter and a 'ask a question' function to allow young people to access factual information.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This guide explains many of the reasons that young people become carers. It highlights the impact this may have on their own lives - education, social, their own physical health and even a greater risk of being bullied. The most useful information, I think, can be found on page 14 - 'Identifying Young Carers'. By recognizing that a child is caring for someone at home, you can provide them with the support they need.
  • health.usnews.com
    health.usnews.com

    When Kids are the Caregivers

    6 minute read
    Amy Watson says:
    An insightful article into the many ways young people care for members of their own family, in addition to attending school and trying to lead a 'normal' childhood. With over a million children between the ages of eight and eighteen being classified as caregivers, there is a high chance, as a teacher, that you may be required to offer additional support to these children.
  • Young Carer Age 12-18

    Website
    connectingyoungcarers.org
    connectingyoungcarers.org
    Amy Watson says:
    Here is a program designed to be accessed by young carers themselves. They can sign up, receive a welcome pack along with access to other resources that may be of use to them. The resources link on the left provides a wealth in information about the different health issues that a young carer may be caring for.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This publication will help staff gain a greater understanding of what a young carer is and the impact in has on the education. It offers information to help you notice the signs that a pupil may be a young carer and how you can best support them.
  • Young Carers

    Website
    barnardos.org.uk
    barnardos.org.uk
    Amy Watson says:
    The children's charity, Barnardos, gives some information about what role a young carer plays in the lives of those around them. They also offer many support programs.
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