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Young Carers In Primary School Programme - Session 1

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For Primary Schools in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

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This programme of events are for Primary Schools in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough to become supportive of Young Carers.

What is a Young Carer?

A young carer is a young person under the age of 18 who cares, unpaid, for a person who has any type of physical or mental illness, physical and/or mental disability or misuses substances such as alcohol or drugs.

Why this is important:

In the UK, on average, 1 in 5 young people are a Young Carer. If you have 300 students in your School, that's potentially 60 Young Carers - in most Schools thats 2 entire classes!

A lot of young people and their families do not know they are Young Carers, so we want to help you to:

  • Identify them
  • Support them
  • Ensure they get the right support at the right time to help them be who they want to be and achieve what they have the potential to achieve.

We will run three separate sessions between 10am-11am:

  • Session 1 - 2nd February
  • Session 2 - 18th May
  • Session 3 - 6th July

It is hoped you will attend all three sessions to get the maximum from the programme. Each session will have a different focus and tasks to complete which leads on to the next session. By signing up to all sessions, we will work with you to support you throughout the year.

By attending all three sessions you will become a Primary School who:

  • Feels confident in identifying Young Carers
  • Will have a great package of support for Young Carers (including a group)
  • Ensures Young Carers and their families receive the right support at the right time for them

Centre 33 will:

  • Offer you access to an ever growing Young Carers Champion Network
  • Provide you with resources to lessen the burden of you having to come up with things from scratch
  • Give you a key contact within the organisation who will be there for you and your School

We are very excited to meet you!

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