Our schools support service offers individual support to both primary and secondary age children and young people in their schools. Providing a safe space to explore their feelings and frustrations these one to one sessions use creative non-threatening engagement methods to facilitate children in making the best use of the opportunity.
Our Support Worker is also able to liaise and offer advocacy on the child’s behalf over any issues arising through their school life, such as bullying and difficulties with completing homework. With unsupported young carers achieving GCSE’s around 2 grades lower than their peers and twice as likely to be NEAT upon leaving school, this is a vital aspect of our service, and a key point of contact for those unable to attend our evening sessions due to their caring commitments. The service provided over 800 individual sessions to students last year.
Our Support Workers are also able to provide support and advice to schools on working to achieve Carers Trust ‘Young Carers in Schools’ Awards, including awareness training for staff and evidence based support methods and programs.
The One2One program is currently funded by BBC Children in Need