Young Carers

A Young Carer is a child under 18 who regularly helps to look after a family member or friend who is disabled, ill, has a mental health condition or addiction problem.

Children may engage in:

  • Practical tasks (cooking, housework and shopping)
  • Physical care (lifting or helping someone use the stairs)
  • Personal care (dressing, washing, helping with toilet needs)
  • Managing the family budget (collecting benefits and prescriptions)
  • Managing medication
  • Looking after younger siblings
  • Helping someone communicate

Brockwell Junior School can support young carers.  If you, or a family member needs support please contact Miss Holmes, the Young Carers School Operational Lead, on 01246 278542 or via email headteacher@brockwell-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk.  All contact will be treated in the strictest confidence.

  • Contact us

     

    Queries to Paula Knowles or Julie Murcott at Brockwell Junior School
    Purbeck Avenue
    Chesterfield,S40 4NP

    Tel: 01246 278542
    Fax: 01246 278542

    Email: 
    enquiries@brockwell-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

  • A Warm Welcome

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Excellent schooling isn’t just about our high professional standards and academic achievement. It’s also about enjoying learning and looking forward to the school day ahead. Children come first at Brockwell. Working together with parents as our partners, we aim to meet the needs of all children. Our success is built on a climate of positive discipline and respect, whereby the well-being of each child is at the heart of everything the school achieves.

    I extend a warm welcome and invite you to visit us. Come and experience the caring, fantastic atmosphere in our school and see that smiles, warmth and a love of learning are the norm and not the exception.

    I hope the information in our brochure and on our website is useful. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

    Best wishes,

    Catherine Holmes