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Young carers have a right to an assessment of their needs separate from the needs of the person they care for. Assessments must be requested and young carers have to be providing or intending to provide a substantial amount of care on a regular basis.
The Children and Families Act and Care Act 2014, which come into force in April 2015, significantly strengthens the rights of young carers.
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These resources are designed to support the training of a wide range of professionals and volunteers to identify and support young carers.
Legislation into Practice: Making the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Care Act 2014 a Reality for Young CarersArea of Care:I work in:
Young carers are a vulnerable and disadvantaged group, who often experience difficulties in their education.