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Young Carers

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Young Carers at More Park



Is your child a Young Carer?

A young carer is someone aged under 18 who helps care for a parent or family member with a long term illness, disability (including autism), mental health issue or substance abuse problem.

This covers both the physical and emotional factors involved in caring, therefore your child may qualify as a young carer without actually partaking in any physical acts of caring. There are over 10,000 young carers in Kent and research suggests that there could be an additional 30, 000 yet to be identified.



Support offered in School for Young Carers

  • Homework Support
  • Drop in sessions
  • Weekly emotional support sessions
  • Drawing and talking
  • Play therapy
  • Lego therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Buddy Service (peer support)


If additional support is requested, we also refer to outside agencies, such as the school nurse team and early help services.


More Park have strong links with Kent Young Carers who come to visit the children in school and invite them to the services they provide, (see link to web page below).


If you think your child may be a young carer please email Mrs Symington or Miss Cole for more information, or have a look at the Kent Young Carers web page.




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Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address Barham Court, Teston, Kent, ME18 5BZ. More Park Catholic Primary School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.