The Children and Families Act (2014)

The Children and Families Act 2014 gives young carers and parent carers in England a right to an assessment of their own needs.

The Care Act and the Children and Families Act should work together to make sure the needs of the whole family are met and inappropriate or excessive caring by young carers is prevented or reduced. 

Further information

  • For more information about how these laws work for young carers and young adult carers, see our free guide: Know your Rights.

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