Carers and the law

The law relating to carers differs across the UK and covers a huge range of issues.

In this section you will find more information about different Acts that may apply to carers. 

The Acts cover a wide range of issues that may affect you as a carer including working and learning, getting a carer's assessment and equality.

Policy and legislation in Scotland

The Care Act 2014

The Children and Families Act 2014

The Equality Act 2010

Your human rights - a guide for carers

In Wales, carers’ rights are outlined under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014Under the act, all carers in Wales are entitled to an assessment of their needs for care and support and having those needs met.