Parent & Carer Support
Welfare and Support Officer at St Mary's C of E (VA) Primary School
If you would like to contact our Welfare and Support Officer Jo Crocker, please call the school office on 01799 523384.
St Marys (VA) Primary School, Saffron Walden is committed to develop provision for young carers and their families.
We will capture this commitment by widening services on offer to young carers with the support of our network partners. We plan to build on the needs of the young people and better meet young carers’ needs by reviewing our 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.
- Appoint 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.
- St Mary’s 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.
For further information regarding young carers support in St Mary’s School, please speak to
Jo Crocker, Welfare and Support Officer or visit:
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