Alresford Primary School

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Alresford Primary School

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Young Carers

Alresford Primary School is committed to developing provision for young carers and their families.

We will capture the commitment by widening our provision, building on the needs of the young people and better meet young carers’ needs by reviewing the school's provision for young carers with a view to ultimately achieving best practice.

How we will achieve this:

·       The whole school is committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupil/students and achieve their potential.

·       Appointing a designated Young Carers’ School Lead with responsibility for young carers and their families. Pupils and families will be made aware of the identity of this lead and how to contact them to access support.

·       The school only shares information with professionals and agencies on a need to know basis in order to support pupils and their families.

·       Alresford Primary School will actively seek feedback and ideas from young carers and their families to shape and improve support.

·       The school has an effective referral system and strong partnership in place with relevant external agencies, including referral to Young Carer agencies providing key workers who will work with young carers and families.

We will strive to achieve best practice for students and families in our school in order to provide them with the best chance of success in their future.

Meet our Young Carers Team

Dear Parents/Carers,                       

Young Carers

Alresford Primary School can support young carers and their families. A young carer is a person under the age of 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member who is disabled, has mental health problems or a health condition.

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate


If you think your child may qualify and would like some more information please either contact me, at or one of the following websites:


All contact will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Hammond


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