Young Carers

At Rainford:

Everyone Matters

Everyone Helps

Everyone Succeeds

We are passionate about supporting young carers at Rainford so that they can succeed.

A young carer is a child or young person who looks after someone in their family who has an illness, a disability or is affected by mental health or substance misuse.

Definition of a Young carer:

  • aged between 6-18 years old
  • responsibilities they may have in the home can be cooking, cleaning, shopping, looking after siblings, giving medication, helping to wash and dress and listening to their worries.

Information for students

If you do any of these, why not pop down to see Mrs Sheedy, who is available every break time Monday to Friday in the Key Stage 3 Everyone Helps Centre and discuss any issues or concerns you have or simply for someone to talk to.

Mrs Sheedy can offer you support and advice along with signposting you to St Helens Young Carers.

You can also join the young carers’ forum, which runs every Wednesday during form time with Mrs Sheedy, where you can discuss concerns, help develop Rainford into a better school for supporting young carers and you can meet other young carers. All young carers are welcome to attend.

St Helens Young Carers are in school every month so please see Mrs Sheedy for a slot to see them for support or advice.

If you need any support then please see Mrs Sheedy or Mr Kenyon by coming to see them or by contacting them using either:

Mr Kenyon –    (01744 885914, Ext. 114)

Mrs Sheedy –   (01744 885914, Ext. 104)

Rainford Young Carers email:

SHARP – Use the school SHARP system to ask for help and we will come and speak to you


Staff Roles

Mrs Sheedy

Young Carers Operational Lead

Mr Kenyon

Young Carers Senior Lead

Parent Information

If you’re your child is a young carer then plase contact either Mrs Sheedy or Mr Kenyon for support. We would like to discuss this with you so we can provide the best and most appropriate support for your child. We can signpost your child to young carers who will provide further support. We simply want to help so please contact us.

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