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Guidance & Referrals for Professionals/Parents

PKAVS Young Carers Hub offers referral guidance. This is a useful tool in helping to know if a referral to young carers would be appropriate and some signs that may help you identify young carers.

Click here to download our handy flowchart to help professionals identify and support Young Carers

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What happens once referral a has been made?

Once a referral has been completed a member of the Young Carers team will carry out an assessment to gain a better understanding of the young persons' caring role and the impact this is having on them. Thereafter a decision will be made on what level of support will be offered. Levels include:

Red

Usually, primary caregiver or is at crisis point due to having a very high caring role or because their caring role is having a detrimental impact on their overall wellbeing. Support includes:

  • Advocacy, Time limited 1-1 support, respite groups, residentials, holiday respite programme, family support/signposting and support with transport to/from groups.

Amber

Usually a secondary care giver who has a moderate to high caring role but is managing fairly well with their caring role most of the time. Support includes:

  • Advocacy, support to access other groups, respite groups, holiday respite activity programme, residential and family support/signposting.

Green

Usually a secondary caregiver who has a low to moderate caring role and there are few to no negative impacts on their overall wellbeing. Levels of support includes:

  • Access to online support and telephone support, invitations to one off YC events and drop-in sessions.

Make a referral here.

Last Modified: 10 July 2018

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