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Here are the main documents of policy, legislation and guidance which direct professionals working in a Scottish context to how they should support young carers in education settings.
"Getting It right for Young Carers" is the Scottish Government’s strategy to support young carers and young adult carers.Outcomes:I work in:Caring for:
The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 means that young carers, along with any other child with additional needs, should have any needs concerning their well-being assessed through the process of the child’s plan.I work in:I work with:
Thanks to funding provided by the European Commission through the Erasmus+ programme, a group of organisations from Germany, Scotland, Ireland, Italy and Austria are working to find new ways to support young carers.
The law relating to carers differs across the UK. The Scottish Parliament has responsibility for health, the NHS and social care, so most of the legislation which affects carers in Scotland is discussed in the Scottish Parliament.