Farlingaye High School is the first in Suffolk to win award for young carer support

FARLINGAYE High School in Woodbridge has been given a Silver award for their work to make sure students don’t miss out on an education because they are young carers. The Young Carers in Schools programme helps primary and secondary schools improve outcomes

for young carers

and celebrates good practice through the Young Carers in Schools Award. Farlingaye High School has

been running a Young Carers’ group since 2007 and now helps the 70 students in school who care for a relative. They hold regular meetings in the style of a youth club, where they share food, make friends, play games and support each other. They have twice yearly outings and trips, at Christmas and in the summer.

This summer they

are going to play mini golf at the Congo Rapids at Ufford Park

with a picnic and ice

cream. Mrs Wright, who runs the group, works closely with Suffolk Young Carers to get additional support for students outside school. She is always available if needed, and checks up on all the young carers regularly for a private chat. The students themselves also look out for each other.

“I have been working with

the Young Carers’ group for two years and it has been delightful. The

courage strength of character and they

possess is amazing and I am constantly impressed by how well they deal with their personal situations, but most of all it is their cheerfulness and humour that makes any time spent with them joyous,” Mrs Wright, Young carers’

Lead. Tehya Wyard, Year 9, and

Liam Charleston, Year 8, said, “We receive incredible support all year round. If you feel like there’s no-one you can talk to elsewhere, there’ll be someone in the Young Carers’ group you can talk to, either Mrs Wright or each other.” Young carers are responsible for emotional,

practical or

physical care for a parent, sibling or other family member who has a physical disability, mental health issue or substance misuse issue. The 2011 Census statistics revealed that there are just over 166,000 young carers in England, but research reveals that this is just the tip of the iceberg. The true figure could be closer to 700,000 young carers in England, equivalent to one in 12 school children many of whom are unrecognised and unsupported.

Research carried out by Carers Trust and The Children's Society shows that, on average, young carers miss or cut short 48 school days a year and often have lower levels of self-confidence, mental wellbeing and significantly lower educational

Framework states

successes. “To

achieve Award Farlingaye

their Silver has

demonstrated that it supports young carers in many ways, including awareness raising with pupils and staff, and by building links within the local community. Young carers are consulted with, and vital information is made available to pupils and families, letting them know where to go for help.”

The programme is open to all schools in England and to sign up schools just need to visit www.youngcarersinschools. com

of Carers Trust, congratulated Award-winning

Giles Meyer, Chief Executive schools,

saying: “The Young Carers in Schools programme is helping to transform schools and support staff across England. Schools play a vital role in a young carer’s life, as many care for relatives without their teachers even knowing what they do. On average young carers will miss a day of school each month as a result of their caring role, so the steps schools take to identify and support them can have a huge impact on their learning, wellbeing and life chances.”

Helen Leadbitter, national young carers lead at

Children’s Society, is delighted that

the Young Carers are participating

The in

Schools Programme is bringing about national change.

“Hundreds of schools across England


the Young Carers in Schools programme,

using the tools

and resources to improve their support systems, and ensuring that no child need miss out on educational opportunities because they are a carer. 74% of schools who have achieved a Young Carers in Schools Award have noticed improved attendance

among their

young carers, and 94% have noticed improvements in their wellbeing and confidence.”

Knodishall Cancer Research UK Support Group

CEILIDH with Sizewell Gap in the village Hall Knodishall on August 10th, 7.30pm until late,

tickets £10 for adults,

children free, there will also be a barbecue to buy food if you wish, in Aid of Cancer Research UK come and have an enjoyable evening with lots of fun.

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NSPCC calling for runners to join Ipswich fun run to help protect children

The NSPCC are calling on all

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In 2019/20 the charity aims to visit over 8,000 schools to deliver its Speak Out Stay Safe scheme, which teaches children to recognise and report the signs of abuse. £3 could pay for the programme

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primary school child, £580 could cover the cost for a whole primary school to receive the vital knowledge they need to protect themselves.

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Suffolk Tango hosted “A Taste of

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Tango is a non-profit group whose aim is to encourage and develop Argentine Tango dancing in Suffolk. The event was well attended by over twenty new dancers, who were ably assisted by members of the Suffolk Tango community. Richard and Mandy took the guests through their first Tango steps and, during the break,

Rosemary Hoppitt (Chair of Suffolk Tango) gave a talk on the origins of social Tango and its rise to becoming a global phenomenon. Suffolk

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