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As a caring school, we at Irchester Community Primary School support all children whatever their needs. Young Carers in particular, can be difficult to recognise and we try hard to identify and support these children.

33% of Young Carers asked said that no-one knew they were a carer in their school.

A Young Carer is defined as a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care (including practical and emotional support) for another person. (Children and Families Act 2014). The person receiving care may be ill, disabled, have a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Young Carers often take on tasks that would be expected on an adult. These can include:

  • Practical tasks - cooking, housework and shopping
  • Physical care - lifting or helping someone use the stairs
  • Personal Care - dressing, washing, helping with toileting needs
  • Emotional Support - listening, calming, being present
  • Managing the family budget, collecting benefits and prescriptions
  • Medication Management
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

If you think your child is a Young Carer- please get in touch

contact Mrs Sharp or Mrs Thom




What is the Local Offer?

The Local Offer is where all information about services for children and young people with special educational needs is written in one place.

The Local Offer makes it easier for parents, carers or professionals to make choices about services in the local area.

The information is easy to find and understand. It tells you how to get the services you need.

These services include:

  • Nurseries and Playgroups
  • Schools, colleges and other places of learning
  • Health services such as Nurses, Psychologists
  • Social Services and Social workers
  • Support at home
  • Leisure activities
  • Short breaks

The Local Offer tells schools what they have to do to make sure they get things right for children with additional needs. It sets out how the council should work with parents, carers and services. The Local Offer tells people how to ask for an Education , Health and Care Plan.

The website provides links to other services websites.

To contact the Local Offer

Phone:0300 126 1000

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