Criteria and Referrals

Young Carers Bucks works with social work teams and schools across Buckinghamshire and provides free training to help them gain an understanding of what it is to be a young carer as well as how to identify and support them better at home and in school.

Referral Criteria

The young person is all of the following:

  • between the ages of 5-16 years old
  • lives in Buckinghamshire
  • is aware of the referral and parent/guardian consent has been given
  • cares for a family member within the home (parent/sibling/other relative)

The young person cares for someone with at least one of the following:

  • a physical disability (including sensory impairment)
  • a learning disability
  • a long-term illness, with clear diagnosis
  • a terminal illness
  • a mental illness, with clear diagnosis
  • drug or alcohol dependency
  • or who is elderly

Their caring role has a direct impact upon or affects at least one of the following:

  • social inclusion
  • educational opportunities and achievement
  • their emotional wellbeing
  • their physical wellbeing
  • family relationships

Making A Referral

To make a referral, please complete the referral form.

How to identify a
young carer

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