There are 2,500 Cheshire Scouts who are also hidden young carers
The next adult support event (Wed 01 May) for Leaders will focus on how Scouting can help to give young carers a bit of their childhood back. In Cheshire there are estimated to be 37,000 children aged 6-18 who care for a parent or sibling and around 11,000 of these children are providing “high levels” of care.
In Scouting in Cheshire there are potentially 2,500 young carers, many hidden from view, just privately struggling along. The positive impact Cheshire Scouting can have on these children is almost incalculable.
This event will be led by Sarah-Jane Dickenson the education officer with Cheshire Young Carers. She will take you on a journey explaining how you can identify young carers in your group, how to start the conversation with a child and family to explain how Scouting can help them and the simple things you, as a Leader, can do that will revolution the childhood of a young carer involved in Scouting. It’s all very simple, costs little or nothing to do but the impact is huge. Sarah will also show you a short film showing the life of a typical young carer that was specially commissioned for the charity.
It will be held at The Heath conference Centre, Runcorn on Wed 1 May starting at 7pm.
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