If you have any problems and need to speak to someone in school, you can contact…
Contact - Student Services
0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1048
Email me at: email@example.com
Contact - Year 9 Office
0161 494 1222 Extension Number 1031
Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Key tasks and responsibilities
As a member of the school leadership team, ensure appropriate strategies, policies and procedures are in
place to proactively identify young carers, ensuring that their needs are recognised and met.
To ensure that those young people who have caring responsibilities are supported
effectively and enabled to meet Every Child Matters outcomes and that they have the same
access to educational and career choices as their peers.
To lead on establishing staff induction, training and information to enable staff to:
-recognise the signs that a child or young person has caring responsibilities
- increase their understanding of the impact of such responsibilities,
- ensuring that they are aware of the identified school lead with responsibility for young carers, and
- help young carers and their families understand how this support can be accessed
• To ensure that the curriculum promotes a full understanding and acceptance of, and respect for, the issues and needs of young carers and their families, promoting positive images and challenging
stereotypes around disability and impairment.
• Monitor relevance of existing school policies e.g. attendance, anti-bullying, procedures and
practice on the wellbeing and specific needs of young carers. Report strengths, weaknesses and
recommendations to school leadership team and governors for inclusion in school development plan.
• Use and evaluate existing data effectively to monitor the welfare and progress made by young carers. Highlight barriers to achievement such as poor attendance and punctuality, failure to
complete homework, non-engagement with extended school or extra-curricular activities and work with appropriate colleagues to remove / reduce these barriers enabling young carer to achieve their full potential.
• To establish a first point of contact for young carers and their families within the school,
encouraging young carers and their families to self-identify and to discuss any
barriers they face and additional help they may need. The designated lead may
choose to have Key Contacts in each year group or key stage in larger schools.
• Ensure that young carers and their families receive coordinated
support by communicating effectively and working in partnership
with internal and external support agencies using Common