Young Carers

A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to look after a parent or sibling who has a condition, such as a disability or an illness. It often involves doing jobs around the home like extra cooking or cleaning, however it also involves giving a lot of emotional support. Assuming such duties at home can add a significant barrier to a young child's ability to learn at a normal rate. If you think that your child may be a young carer of any description no matter how small, please do contact Mr Williams (Headteacher) immeidately to discuss this in confidence.

The law has changed to protect young carers. From April 2015 a social worker from the local authority must visit the home to undertake a “young carers needs assessment” to decide what kind of help they or the family may need.

You can call the Carers Direct helpline 0300 123 1053 for more details. They will happily assist.

"Lunt's Heath Primary School is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any other websites to which we provide a link and do not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Young children should be supervised when using the internet"

"If you have any concerns around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities please visit www.halton.gov.uk/localoffer webpage for advice and information around different services available"

Contact the School

Lunt's Heath Primary School

Wedgewood Drive
Widnes
Cheshire
WA8 9RJ

Main Contact: All enquiries Mrs A Woodward or Mrs P Craig (Office) / complaints Mr A Williams (Headteacher) / Allegations Against Adults Mr A Williams or Mr P Busow (Chair of Governors)

Tel: 0151 423 3322
Fax: 0151 420 6977
sec.luntsheath@halton.gov.uk

SEN Contact: Special Needs Mr A Moore (SENDCO) via the school office