young carers

This literature review examines the ways in which young carers come to the attention of voluntary and statutory agencies, and factors inhibiting identification. It identifies the ways in which young carers’ needs are assessed and it examines approaches to service provision by both statutory and voluntary agencies. The review also identifies approaches that are successful in meeting the social, educational and health needs of young carers.

A SCIE briefing provides up-to-date information on a particular topic. The topic of this briefing is the health and well-being of young carers. There is no standard definition of the term “young carer”.

This is a review of the joint inspection programme of youth offending teams in England and Wales. it charts the evolution of youth offending work throughout this period, taking care to look at both the criminal justice and children's services elements. It gives a broad overview of the progress made over the five year period and comments on the programme of inspections with which it will be replaced.

This report presents the research made by The Young Carers’ Network about young carers projects and services in Scotland. The guide is set out in 5 sections and outlines areas to be considered when planning and developing a service for young carers. It can be used as a planning tool, a checklist or a reference throughout the life of the service. The material can also be useful to support or develop in-house training sessions.

This manual provides instruments for the assessment of caring activities and caring outcomes in young carers. The 'Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities (MACA-YC18)' is a questionnaire that can be used to provide an index of the total amount of caring activity undertaken by the young person, as well as six sub scale scores for domestic tasks, household management, personal care, emotional care, sibling care, and financial/practical care.

Factsheet providing information and guidance on what telecare is, its benefits and advantages for carers and how it can be obtained and paid for.

Report of the development and proceedings of the inaugural Scottish Young Carers Festival which took place at the Broomlee Centre in West Linton on 13th-14th September 2008. The festival's purpose was to gather 500 young carers together and give them the opportunity to air issues important to them and interact with key decision makers to influence the decisions and policies which affect them.

Report looking at young people's advice needs in connection with social welfare rights questions such as housing and homelessness. It presents the available evidence and attempts to explain the implications of the evidence. It is intended as a comprehensive source of information for anyone interested in or concerned with this subject.

Report of a mapping exercise of Scotland's services to young carers undertaken by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers between January and April 2009. The report summarises the key issues thrown up by the identification of the level of services to young carers across each of the local authority areas in Scotland and is intended as a tool to help local authorities and their partners review their service provision to young carers.

This resource is for practitioners who work to support or may come into contact with young carers. It is not an assessment tool but a "map" for both families and agencies to follow so they can see what choices, what responsibilities and what lines of accountability for services may be available. When using the "Whole Family Pathway", practitioners should refer to the Key Principles of Practice for supporting young carers and their families.