Examples of Practice
This report presents the voice of young carers on the issues that matter to them and their views on current interventions.
The commissioning exercise enables members of the Norfolk Young Carers Forum to have their say on the design of local services, scrutinize bids and influence the awarding of contracts for young carers services made by Norfolk County Council.
VOICE YC – which stands for Views, Opinions, Ideas and Choice for Every Young Carer – is the young carers’ forum for Bromley. It provides a place for young carers to discuss issues that are important to them and to influence policy and decisions that affect young people in Bromley.
National Young Carers Forum
Supported by Carers Trust and The Children’s Society, the National Young Carers Coalition developed two resources to support services set up and run their own local young carers forum to influence local policy and practice:
Links to further information
Working together to support young carers and their families - A template for a local memorandum of understanding between statutory directors for Children’s Services and Adult Social Services.
Recognised, Valued and Supported: Next Steps for the Carers Strategy - published by the Department of Health in 2010.
Young Carers Personalisation and Whole Family Approaches 2011 - Young carers: personalisation and whole family approaches (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services / Association of Directors of Children’s Services).