We have an active Young Carers group here at St John’s supporting those pupils who help out at home in some way caring for a parent or other member of their family. Young carers are responsible for emotional, practical or physical care for a parent, sibling or other family member who has a physical disability, mental health issue or substance misuse issue.
Our work in this area has been recognised by being given the Bronze Young Carers Award. This has been given to us for our support of these children; making sure that they don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers and helping to improve the outcomes for them.
St John’s has demonstrated that we support these children through a monthly group meeting, information and support from designated staff members and by working closely with Young Carers Kent.
If you feel that your child may be a Young Carer then please contact Mrs Veronica Pellant Family Liaison Officer.