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Support for Young Carers
Wakefield Council has dedicated Young Carers Champions based in the Children’s First Hubs.
They offer a variety of support including assessments, information, advice and individual support for young carers and their families in the Wakefield district area
To find out more: https://www.wakefield.gov.uk/schools-and-children/early-help/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.
It's your choice but you could tell a teacher at your school or college if you are caring for someone. They may be able to offer some support with school and college work.
Lots of information for young people and for those who may be helping to take care of someone