Local Authorities have a responsibility to find ways of identifying young carers living in their area. They also have a responsibility to identify the support needs of the young carers in their area. Once young carers have been identified, or have self-identified and asked for help, they are entitled to be offered a Young Carers’ Needs Assessment. The assessment should be completed by someone who has attended training to understand more about what it is like to be a young carer.
Young carers rights