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Young Carers & Families

We are still taking referrals for young carers aged 5-17 here. Families will receive a call back from our team to introduce you to the service.

We are also sending weekly updates to all young carer families by email. If you have a young carer registered with us in your family, and you are not sure if we have your email address, please get in touch!

Our support line is there to support carers of all ages, including young carers. Find more details here

Finally, we've created a new Young Carer Activity Book, for off-screen activities this will be posted to all primary age young carers at the end of April. Contact us if you haven't recieved a printed copy and would like one.   


Please find additional information below which may help your family through coronavirus.   

Children's Guide to Coronavirus


Information around the cancellation of exams


Online Learning Resources

The Maths Factor - free for everyone to support childrens’ continued learning at home for the duration of the UK Schools closure period.

BBC Bitesize - daily online lessons for all ages and dedicated TV channel full of learning content, podcasts on BBC Sounds and loads of educational video on iPlayer.

Nessy Spelling & Reading (free trial) - programs designed to help students of all abilities learn to read, write, spell and type, especially those who learn differently, including: mainstream, EAL, homeschool and students with dyslexia.

Phonics Play - free, unlimited access to selected games and teaching ideas across several phases - play these as many times as you like

Mathletics (free trial) - Mathletics and Spellodrome make learning engaging, fun, and rewarding.

David Walliams’ Elevenses Daily Audiobook

BP STEM Learning - free resources for ages 4 to 11, Key Stages 1 and 2 (KS1 & KS2) and Curriculum for Excellence first and second levels.

Home Learning Resources - including SEND, EAL & EYFS Children.

Explorer Dome are hosting fun science sessions on Facebook all about the sun, moon, space and more!


Keeping Active

P.E with Joe - 30 minute, no equipment sessions for families.

10 minute Shake Up Game

Active home games

Dance lessons with Strictly Come Dancing professional, Oti Mabuse.

Organisations for young carers

Childline - 0800 1111 (24/7) - a confidential service for vulnerable children under 19 to talk about anything that is worrying them.

Children’s Society - find a young carers’ project and get help and information.

Youth Access - a directory of advice and counselling services.

Caring Alone - free online social and support for young adult carers aged 16 to 30.

Bullying UK - help and advice as well as online support on all aspects of bullying at school, online and at work.

Young Minds - the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Off The Record B&NES - free, confidential and independent services for children and young people that support the development of their emotional health and well-being.