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Considerations and questions for Key Transition Points - Plymouth Young Carers

Many young carers will have their needs met through a universal transition. However, in some cases where young carers are vulnerable a more targeted or specialist approach will be required.                 

Transition into Primary School

  • Use the Plymouth City Council enhanced transition framework to support the process.
  • Use your 'meet the parent' events and home visits to raise awareness of young carers, identify young carers and provide information about what a young carer is.
  • Work closely with pre-school settings, Nurseries and health professionals to ensure that key information is shared ( in accordance with GDPR)

Transition into Secondary school

  • Use the Plymouth City Council enhanced transition framework to support the process.
  • Work closely with feeder schools to ensure that key information is shared (in accordance with GDPR)
  • Refer parents to the considerations at transition document
  • Work with young carers to consider producing Icon for word a person centred profile of their caring role [180.79KB]
  • Secondary schools young carers' leads can raise awareness with new year 7 pupils about what a young carer is and how pupils can develop confidence to self- identify.
  • Consider having some young carers who attend the Secondary School available to support with transition visits or meetings.

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This page was last updated on 15 February 2022

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