Orkney Young Carers Service, Orkney Carers Centre, Kirkwall Travel Centre, West Castle Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1GU.
Tel:01856 870500 Email:email@example.com Web:www.orkneyyoungcarers.org
Supporting Young Carers: A Resource for Schools
This resource has been put together by the Orkney Young Carers Service to encourage commitment from schools in supporting young carers.
Edition I of this resource is for those involved in developing and implementing school policy. The resource is an important tool in educating schools of the simple but very effective measures they could be putting in place to ensure the correct support for their young carers is available.
Edition II of this resource is for all staff who are teaching in Primary Schools and all staff who are involved in guidance and the delivery of PSE lessons in Secondary Schools. Raising awareness and understanding of young carers and the difficulties they may face is key to ensuring that young carers are identified and therefore able to receive support.
We have many young carers in Orkney who undertake much more than their peers and it is crucial that schools are able to play their part in supporting these incredible young people to become the best that they can be despite the pressures they face.