School communities reflect society and so here at Felixstowe Academy our community includes people from a range of backgrounds, with varied experiences and a huge variety of responsibilities. One group of students for whom their home situation may influence their experience within the Academy and all it has to offer, are young carers.
A young carer is a student who helps to look after a family member; this may involve physical or emotional care, or taking responsibility for someone's safety or well-being. However the level of responsibility assumed by a young carer is often inappropriate to their age at a level beyond simply helping out with jobs at home, which is a normal part of growing up; as such it may impact on the education of the young person. Our aim is therefore to support the young carers within the Academy and to raise awareness of the role of young carers.
If anyone has concerns, please contact Ms D Chester at the Academy firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mrs A Siviour email@example.com
Alternatively please find further information from Suffolk Family Carers at www.suffolkfamilycarers.org