Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families

Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families

This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, sets out the key actions that schools should follow when they identify a pupil who is, or may be, a young carer.
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Each time the school identifies a pupil as a young carer, the Young Carers School Operational Lead should ensure a number of key actions are taken to:

  • Assess the needs of this pupil and of their family.
  • Secure consent for information to be shared.
  • Establish the involvement of staff and other professionals to plan and implement support.
  • Develop and agree pupil plans/provision maps.
  • Deliver support.
  • Monitor and review impact on the young carer and their family

PDF iconStep 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Familiescategories these key actions into those you should take to deliver a basic level of provision for young carers, to move beyond the basics, and to achieve best practice.

This step is taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff. The steps from this guide are designed to be used in order.

Tools 

Tools available to support schools undertake the actions, set out in Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families, include: 

Next step 

Go to Step 10: Sharing good practice with others.

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