What should happen after a young carers assessment?
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The young carer and his/her parents must be given a written record of the assessment afterwards.
Once a local authority has completed a young carer’s needs assessment and probably an assessment of the needs of the person for whom he or she provides care, the authority must then decide what support (if any) it is going to provide to meet those needs.
- Support could take the form of support provided directly to the young carer and/or support for the person being cared for. It doesn’t matter which as long as it addresses the underlying problem.
- If support is provided to the young carer, it will be provided by children’s services under their powers to provide support to a child in need
- If support is provided to the adult they are caring for, it will be under the Care Act 2014.
- If the person who is being cared for is under 18 years old, the record of the assessment must state whether that child is considered to be a child in need.