Without supportive teachers I wouldn't have continued my academic career in the way that I have...I really do thank them.
Each time the school identifies a pupil as a young carer, the Young Carers School Operational Lead should ensure a number of key actions are taken to:
- Assess the needs of this pupil and of their family.
- Secure consent for information to be shared.
- Establish the involvement of staff and other professionals to plan and implement support.
- Develop and agree pupil plans/provision maps.
- Deliver support.
- Monitor and review impact on the young carer and their family
Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Familiescategories these key actions into those you should take to deliver a basic level of provision for young carers, to move beyond the basics, and to achieve best practice.
This step is taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff. The steps from this guide are designed to be used in order.
Tools available to support schools undertake the actions, set out in Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families, include:
- Step 9, Tool 1:Exemplar information consent sharing form
- Step 9, Tool 2: The multidimensional assessment of caring activities
- Step 9, Tool 3: The positive and negative outcomes of caring
- Step 9, Tool 4:Wellbeing questionnaire
- Step 9, Tool 5:Staff observation checklist
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