Each Local Authority is expected to take ‘reasonable steps’ to identify which children in their area are young carers, and if they have the need for support. The Local Authority must carry out an assessment if it appears that the young carer has the need for support. This assessment is called a Young Carer’s Needs Assessment. This assessment must be carried out in a manner which is appropriate and proportionate to the needs and circumstances of the young carer to whom it relates.
If you are a young carer of an adult (someone aged 18 or over), you can request a Carer’s Assessment from the Children and Families Team. Call 020 7332 3621 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)or email the Children’s Duty Teamto see if you are eligible for support.