YOUNG CARERS IN SCHOOL EVENT IN SALFORD

Great event yesterday at St Ambrose Barlow RC High School, who acted as excellent hosts. Also big thanks to Arron & Antonia Rae who talked about the support they get at Walkden High and how the school's approach to young carers has changed because they got involved with the Awards. Also big thanks to Ciaron and Patrick from St. Ambrose Barlow who informed the group about how the school supports them and what it was like for Patrick moving from 1 High School to another. Ciaron talked about how he thought caring was "normal" and everyone did it until the school ran sessions on young carers.

As well as the young people Kath Wright from St. Ambrose Barlow talked about the importance of being involved with the Salford Young Carers Service and the excellent support they offer to the schools they work with.

Paul Moran from Salford Carers Service addressed the group with the issues facing young carers in education and the massive impact that caring at any level can have on the life opportunities and the long term aspirations of young people.

The group then looked at the School Awards run by the Carers Trust and The Children's Society and the milestones to achieving the Bronze. The group were also talked through the tool kit produced by young carers in Salford to help schools run sessions on young carers.

So a great event and thank you to the following schools for attending;

Grosvenor Road Primary, Beech Street Primary, St Mary's Primary, Christ Church Primary, Lewis Street Primary, St Charles Primary, Riverview Primary, The Friars Primary, St John's Primary, North Walkden Primary & St Andrews Primary (11)

Irlam & Cadishead High, Salford City Academy, All Hallows RC High School, Walkden High School, Harrop Fold High School, Albion Academy & St Ambrose Barlow. (7)

18 schools in total-brilliant