Advice for Professionals

Whether you are working in health, education, social work, youth work, or a voluntary organisation that works with children, young people and families, it is almost inevitable that you will encounter a young person who is taking on caring responsibilities for a family member.   Caring for someone on a sustained, regular basis is likely to have a negative impact on a young person’s education and health outcomes and their future life opportunities. 

In partnership with Norfolk County Council, Caring Together and Just One Norfolk we have created a toolkit to help professionals identify and support young carers.  The toolkit contains key facts and statistics, potential indicators that someone might be a young carer, the legal framework, useful resources and how to access support.