Young Carers

Newcastle Academy recognises the important role young carers play within their families’ lives and the additional responsibility this places upon them.  We are committed to meeting the needs of young carers so that they can attend and enjoy school in the same way as other pupils and achieve their potential. We work alongside North Staffs Young Carers and The Carers Hub to provide support for our Young Carers at Newcastle Academy.
 
Young carers are children and young people under 18 who provide or intend to provide care for another person who is ill, disabled, has a mental health condition or addiction problem. A young carer becomes vulnerable when their caring role risks impacting upon their emotional or physical wellbeing and their prospects in their education and life.

We are currently working toward gaining accreditation for the Young Carers in Schools Bronze Award which demonstrates how we are working to meet the needs of all young carers within our school community.

 

Useful Contacts

Senior Leadership Team Lead for Young Carers: Ms Lois Newton lois.newton@newcastle.academy

Operational Lead for Young Carers: Mrs Melanie Giblin melanie.giblin@newcastle.academy

 

North Staffs Young Carers:

North Staffs Carers, Trent House, 234 Victoria Road, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2LW  Phone – 01782 793100                                                                                                     

Email – info@carersfirst.com

The Carers Hub:

The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 8DD                                   

Phone – 0330 123 1937                                                                                             

Email – info@thecarershub.co.uk