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Young Carers at Holly Hill

 

At Holly Hill, we aim to offer a nurturing environment for every member of our school community to achieve their full potential and enjoy the experience. As part of this, we aim to provide a community which keeps all children safe, supports their learning and enables them to meet their full potential. 

 

Holly Hill is committed to identifying the needs of Young Carers and supporting Young Carers’ access to a full education, working in partnership with their families. 

 

A Young Carer is defined as someone who is under 18 years of age and provides regular and ongoing care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled, or misuses substances. They will take on additional responsibilities to those appropriate to their age and development. Young carers may be primary carers, such as caring for a parent, or a secondary carer, such as helping to care for a sibling.  

 

A Young Carer may undertake some or all of the following:  

  • Practical tasks  
  • Physical care  
  • Personal and intimate care  
  • Emotional support 
  • Household management  
  • Looking after siblings  
  • Interpretation 
  • Administering medication

 

We are building strong links with Nottinghamshire Carers Association as well as the Carers Federation. This work is supporting us to help young people, families and our school community to identify Young Carers and safeguard them in an appropriate way.  

 

At Holly Hill, we acknowledge that students may be Young Carers without having an official assessment and that students could be carers temporarily. We will endeavour to offer the same support to these children as those with an official assessment.  

 

Support that we may be able to offer for Young Carers is support with homework and extra-curricular activities, targeted intervention to support achievement where necessary and a safe place to support mental health and well-being. 

 

If you would like to talk to someone at Holly Hill about your child being a Young Carer, please contact our designated Young Carers Champion Mr Homer or email youngcarers@hollyhill.notts.sch.uk

 

You can find more information about support for Young Carers and Nottinghamshire Carers Association through the web links provided below.