As well as the useful information about the school, we know that parents may often want further advice regarding other aspects of education or the Local Authority.

The City of Sunderland offer a range of services to parents, providing support on a variety of issues, such as childcare options, parenting programmes etc. Please click on the link below to take you to the Families Information Service. There is information regarding registered childminders in the Sunderland North area, which parents may find useful:

You can also access the latest information regarding school meals, whether you wish to check the menus for the forthcoming year or to assess whether you would be eligible for a free meal subsidy. Follow the link from for further advice.

Young carers - information for parents

Who are young carers?

Young carers are children and young people under the age of 18 who provide regular and ongoing care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances (ADASS, ADCS and the Childrens Society 2012)

The tasks and level of caring undertaken by young carers can vary according to the nature of the illness or disability, the level and frequency of need for care and the structure of the family as a whole.

A young carer may undertake some or all of the following:-

  • Practical Tasks: For example cooking, housework, shopping
  • Physical care: For example lifting, helping up the stairs, physiotherapy
  • Personal care: For example dressing, washing, toileting needs
  • Emotional support: For example listening, calming, being present
  • Household Management: For example paying bills, managing finances, collecting benefits
  • Looking After Siblings: For example putting to bed, walking to school, parenting
  • Interpretation: For example hearing/speech impairment or English as an additional language
  • Administering Medication: For example insulin needles, preparing daily.

Why do young carers need your support? A young carer's personal and physical development, physical and emotional health and social opportunities can all be affected by the family situation and their caring role. Young carers learn practical and caring skills at a young age and can wrongly be seen as 'copers'.

If you would like further advice about the service City of Sunderland offer to support families where there may be a 'young carer' you can e-mail the support team directly at [email protected] where advice and support materials can be requested.

Redby Out of School Club....provides a service to parents of children who attend Fulwell Junior School with the provision of pre-school breakfast clubs and after school care, collecting directly from the school reception. If you would like further advice on the service they provide, take a look at their website at: or contact them on 0191 5484515.


Other Useful Websites

City of Sunderland Council

Department for Education

Department of Health

Ofsted (Standards in Education)

Qualifications & Curriculum Authority