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Whole family pathway

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.

Contents include: whole family working- the first steps; referrals - what to consider; consulting with families and service provision; assessments; disabled adults with parenting responsibilities; loss and bereavement; diverse communities and support; substance misuse and alcohol; education; housing; legislation.

Helen Leadbitter
Children's Society