Referral Process to the Young Carers Project
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Step 1: Unsure whether a pupil is a Young Carer?
Unsure whether a pupil is a Young Carer? Follow the school’s internal process regarding the identification of a vulnerable pupil (e.g. talk to the SENCO and/or Student Welfare).
Step 2: Think they are a Young Carer?
Think they are a Young Carer? Pass the information onto your school’s key contact for young carers to discuss/make the referral.
Step 3: Seek permission
Seek permission from the young person and their family about making a referral before continuing.
Step 4: Complete the referral
Key person completes the referral with the young person, including their direct experience wherever possible.
Step 5: Send form to the Carers Hub
Send one form direct to the Carers Hub website.
For students aged 18+ referrals for young adult carers support are also via the Carers Hub website, this can be completed by a professional or the young person themselves
Step 6: Begin support
YCP receives and considers the referral. The Young Carer is allocated a case worker who will contact the family to invite the young person to the project and begin support.
Step 7: Consider extra support
The Young Carers Keyworker at the council considers if extra support could be helpful for the whole family through the Family Hubs alongside the YPC.