By law, all young carers are entitled to a Young Carers Assessment to ensure the right support is in place for their own development whilst balancing the needs of the person they care for. It is important to acknowledge young carers and let them know of their rights, even if they choose not to have a formal Young Carers Assessment. Young Carers so often describe themselves as feeling invisible in their roles. Yet, carers need care too.
We provide a full Young Carer Needs Assessment and a bespoke support plan to Young Carers between the ages of 5 – 18 years old. If a young person is found to require support, our Young Carer Practitioners will work actively to ensure caring roles are at a safe and healthy level and that those who are being cared for receive appropriate and timely care and support.
Additional support could include:
If you identify a child or young person who may have a caring role you can use “A Day in the Life of…” assessment tool which will support you to assess the level of care that is being provided, the impact and what action to take. To make a referral, please refer to our guidance notes and complete a referral form.
If you are concerned about child or family, Family Action are available to provide confidential case consultations, please contact our team at [email protected]
We build our community by providing professionals training throughout the year. These sessions are open to all professionals regardless of whether your work is with children, young people or adults. All training is free to attend. Full details and the links to register via Eventbrite can be found on our schedule below.
Our free training offer includes:
We support external services to achieve a Young Carers Award. This scheme is open to education, statutory services, healthcare and community services. Those gaining awards demonstrate their commitment to supporting young carers in their setting and working together to build on this commitment and provide additional help, support and signposting for young carers and their families – building a stronger community for young carers. Those wishing to gain Award status are required to:
For more information about our training offer, please contact our team at [email protected]
Family Action Young Carers
Maidenhead Project Centre
Maidenhead SL6 8BY
Email: [email protected]