At the Young Carers Project in Coventry, we believe all young people should be given the opportunity to reach their full academic potential.
Through appropriate support, and a regular presence within primary schools the Schools Development Worker, Rhupinder Kaur aims to raise awareness of young carers and enable schools to help reduce the impact of caring responsibilities on education.
The Development Worker will provide support to schools in different ways;
Deliver an awareness raising assembly
Staff training/briefing sessions to promote a whole-school approach
Host drop-in sessions, groups, lunch clubs
Provide information to parents
Help your school to achieve the free Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) Award
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The Development Worker will also be working with primary schools across Coventry in implementing the Young Carers in Schools (YCiS) Award Programme. This aims to enable schools across Coventry to effectively provide a high standard of support for Young Carers in their schools and increase educational attainment and attendance.
The YCiS Programme outlines 5 Aims to be met, which are Understand, Inform, Identify, Listen and Support young carers. Once these 5 Aims are in place and schools are able to evidence the criteria outlined by the programme, schools can then go on to achieve Bronze - where they have basic provisions in place, Silver – where schools are going beyond the basics and up to Gold - where schools are awarded for their best practice in supporting young carers.
Read the YCiS pdf downloadable below for more information, and to get in touch with our Young Carers Schools Development Worker, Rhupinder please fill in the form below.