A young carer is a child or young person who is helping to look after someone at home. Most are caring for a parent, commonly in a single parent family, but some may be taking responsibility for a sibling, grandparent or other relative. In some instances, a young carer may care for more than one family member.
A young carer will take on additional responsibilities to those appropriate to their age and development. A young carer might be providing the main care or share responsibilities with another family member.
Pirbright Village Primary School acknowledges that there are likely to be young carers among its pupils, and that being a young carer can have an adverse effect on a young person’s education.
We therefore offer additional support to these pupils through offering regular Young Carer PEDALS playtime, during which these children can share stories with each other, talk about their own worries or just enjoy being amongst their peers.