Young Carers in Schools. Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families
- Step 9 Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and Their Families
- Step 9 Tool 1 Exemplar Information Consent Sharing Form
- Step 9 Tool 2 Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities
- Step 9 Tool 3 Positive and Negative Outcomes of Caring
- Step 9 Tool 4 Wellbeing Questionnaire
- Step 9 Tool 5 Staff Observation Checklist
This step, taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-teaching Staff, sets out the key actions that schools should follow when they identify a pupil who is, or may be, a young carer.
Each time the school identifies a pupil as a young carer, the Young Carers School Operational Lead should ensure a number of key actions are taken to:
- Assess the needs of this pupil and of their family.
- Secure consent for information to be shared.
- Establish the involvement of staff and other professionals to plan and implement support.
- Develop and agree pupil plans/provision maps.
- Deliver support.
- Monitor and review impact on the young carer and their family
Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families, categories these key actions into those you should take to deliver a basic level of provision for young carers, to move beyond the basics, and to achieve best practice.
This step is taken from Supporting Young Carers in Schools: A Step-by-step Guide for Leaders, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff. The steps from this guide are designed to be used in order.
Tools available to support schools undertake the actions, set out in Step 9: Identifying, Assessing and Supporting Young Carers and their Families, include:
- Step 9, Tool 1: Exemplar information consent sharing form
- Step 9, Tool 2: The multidimensional assessment of caring activities
- Step 9, Tool 3: The positive and negative outcomes of caring
- Step 9, Tool 4: Wellbeing questionnaire
- Step 9, Tool 5: Staff observation checklist