A young carer is defined as someone under the age of 25 who cares for someone with a disability or long term illness. It also applies to someone with an alcohol or substance abuse difficulty.
At St Thomas’ we are competent at identifying and referring our young carers to Signpost who are based in Heaton Moor.
My name is Mr Campen.
As deputy Headteacher I am the formal lead for our young carers.
It’s my job to make sure our young carers feel valued and have someone to talk to at our school.
My name is Mrs Boardman.
I am the operational lead for our young carers.
It’s my job to make sure our young carers know where and when they can come and talk to me.
They need to feel valued and supported.