School supporting young carers

Cleve's Cross Primary School in Ferryhill, County Durham has won recognition for its work supporting young children, who have to look after a parent or sibling.

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School's extra support for young carers

A school has won recognition for the extra help it offers to children who look after a parent or sibling. Cleve's Cross primary school in Ferryhill set up a group to make posters and talk in assembly about the extra pressures carers face.

Even the Paralympian and peer Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson wanted to congratulate the children on how successful the project has been.

Lucy Taylor reports.

The school was the first in County Durham to be awarded Carers' Charter Status by a local charity, Family Action, who also helped to set up the scheme.

Primary school eases pressure on young carers

A primary school has won recognition for its work supporting young children, who have to look after a parent or sibling. Cleve's Cross School in Ferryhill set up a group to make posters and speak in assembly, to help other pupils and teachers understand that carers need more help.

Angela Hilton, a teacher at the school, explained what teachers can do to help children who have extra pressures at home.

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