Young Carers resource launched

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
Understanding: A scene from the new People Like Us resource, which aims to help schools educate pupils about Young Carers and the responsibilities they face

A film and learning resource has been released by charity Surrey Young Carers to help teachers and other pupils support the UK’s 700,000 young carers.

Young carers often struggle at school because of the pressures of their additional responsibilities at home. The resource helps schools identify these children and outlines practical ways teachers – and class mates – can support them, as well as educating all pupils about the daily challenges these children face.

Caring responsibilities mean children can find it hard to manage their education alongside their caring role, causing stress. Caring can also affect their health, social life and confidence. Often teachers are not aware of the young carers in their class.

The resource – entitled People Like Us – is a digital film that can be used in PSHE sessions and assemblies, along with supporting materials, enabling schools to be better able to support and identify young carers – and educate other pupils on young carers’ needs too.



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