At Neale-Wade Academy it is our aim to identify and support all of our young carers.  A young carer is a child under the age of 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

The Academy is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential.

The Academy has designated young carers’ school leads (see details below) with responsibility for young carers and their families.  Pupils are made aware of these staff and how to contact them to access support.  The Academy actively seeks feedback and ideas from all pupils, including young carers, to shape and improve support.

Neale-Wade Academy has a very effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies including the school nurse and the local young carers’ service at Centre 33. Where appropriate, information is shared with professionals and other agencies on a need to know basis in order for possible further support to be accessed.  Further details can be obtained from Mrs Butler

If you, or a family member, needs support or further information please contact Mr Crawley, Senior Lead or Mrs Butler, Operational Lead.  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

There are also various events that are held in our community. Look out for our website updates to let you know what's going on. 

Young Carers Assessment Team – The Young Carers Needs Assessment Team assesses the needs of young carers. This means taking account of their hopes, aspirations, strengths and achievements, as well as need for advice and support for whole family.

Local offer – The local offer describes the services and support available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25 and their families in Cambridgeshire.

Youth Groups in Cambridgeshire

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire – provides support for family carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk

0345 241 0954 or 01480 499090

pinpoint – pinpoint is an independent information, support and involvement network for parents in Cambridgeshire.

01480 499043

Young Carers

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