Young Carers in Schools Award

November 18, 2019

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Young Carers in Schools Award

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred
Northern Education Trust

Young Carers in Schools Award
November 18, 2019, 1:34 pm

Young Carers in Schools Award

We are working towards the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) Bronze Award at North Shore Academy.

YCiS Award is part of an initiative devised by The Carers Trust and The Children’s Society. The award aims to equip schools with the best tools for supporting young carers in schools.

Who is a young carer?

A young carer is someone who is under 18 who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Young carers may struggle to juggle their education and caring for someone else at the same time. This can cause pressure and stress to that particular young person.

Who to contact

At North Shore Academy we have two designated members of staff Beth Gibbon and Jan Atkinson whom young carers can contact and gain support. We can meet face to face or young carers can use our secure drop box to make contact. We have homework sessions or just quiet times in the library where young carers can quietly complete homework or just to have a chat.

We have close links with Eastern Ravens who also give support to Young Carers in the area. https://www.easternravenstrust.org/

North Shore Academy is a member of the Northern Education Trust.
We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.