Ann Coffey

Monthly Archives: April 2018

Letter from Children’s Minister – Young Carers in Stockport

18 April 2018

Back in March I wrote to Minister for Children and Families about young carers in Stockport and the wonderful work that is being done in Stockport by Signpost Young Carers.

Signpost works alongside local schools to provide support for young carers to experience the same opportunities as their peers.

I was interested to hear what plans the government have to ensure that when a young carer moves they do not lose the crucial support they receive from their local authority.  Furthermore, I asked whether the Government might consider plans to include provisions for young carers as part of the assessment criteria for Oftsed inspections.

My initial letter to the Department for Education can be found here.

The response from Nadhim Zahawi can be found here