During the academic year 2015 – 2016 we worked towards achieving the Young Carers Charter. In January 2016 we were awarded the Young Carers Charter.
We have chosen to work towards this charter due to studies carried out:
2001 Census states there are 175,000 Young Carers in UK. However, the Census makes no mention of families where drugs and alcohol are the cause for caring and therefore the true figure is expected to be a lot higher.
A more recent study by the BBC points to a “hidden army of carer’s”. Results indicated 1 in 12 school children have considerable caring responsibilities around 700,000 across the UK.
We have a Young Carers club in school who meet every other week to play games, have circle time and discuss any issues.
On Thursday 9th June, Miss Dobson attended the Young Carers celebration event at Shildon Locomotion museum and was very privileged to receive the Young Carers Charter on behalf of Tow Law Millennium Primary School’s Young Carers group.
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