Tomorrow, 16th March, we are running an event to highlight the issues faced by young carers in school and to explore how getting involved in the National Young Carers in School Awards run by the Carers Trust & The Children's Society can not only make your school a more carers friendly place but also support this group of very vulnerable young people reach their full academic potential.
Young carers are not something that other people have to deal with they are in every educational base, primary, high, or college-almost 8% of young people in schools are carers, that's 80 pupils in a school of 1,000 pupils.....How many in your school? How many do you know?
So tomorrow we will be at St. Ambrose Barlow RC High School on the A6 in Swinton running the following session;
1.00 Young Carers in School-Issues & facts - Paul Moran (Manager Salford Carers Centre)
1.35 The Walkden High Experience - 2 young carers talk about the support they get in school & the systems in place (Arron & Antonia Rae)
1.50 A school overview - Kath Wright (Specialist Leader of Education/Whole School Pastoral Intervention Leader Ambrose Barlow)
2.20 Lets do the Bronze & the tools to help - Paul Moran (Manager Salford Carers Centre)
2.45 finish and sign up
As with the other schools in Salford, already at various stages of the Awards, all schools that sign up will be supported in their portfolio development by one of the Young Carers Team
Hope to see as many of you as possible at the event