Identifying Young Carers' Issues

Identifying young carers can raise difficult issues. Child protection and rights come into play around what levels of care are appropriate, particularly for younger children. Each family situation, is different.  Each young carer will have different needs, wishes, expectations and capabilities, and what is appropriate in one situation may not be in another. As professionals you will be sensitive to these issues, and work out how to respond.     

The earlier we identify young carers and support them, the better the outcomes will be for them and the people they care for.  

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