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Support for Young Carers


The Children Act 1989 and the Children and Families Act 2014 give local
councils and their partners the duty to ‘take reasonable steps’ to identify
young carers, to assess the impact of their caring responsibilities ‘on the
appearance of need’ (i.e. without a ‘request’ having to be made), and to
consider the impact of caring on that child or young person.

The Young Carers Pathway is a helpful guide for professionals who have identified or working with young carers.

Wakefield Youth Support

Lots of information for young people and for those who may be helping to take care of someone

Last updated: 8/11/2022

Useful links