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Young Carer Statement

Young Carer Statement

What is a Young Carer Statement?

The Young Carer Statement is information that you give, with the help of a worker, that helps us best provide for you. It covers topics from how carer affects you, to what/if you need help.

It was introduced by the Scottish Government following the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 and became law in April 2018.

What is in a Young Carer Statement

Your details and those of the person you care for are recorded. How caring affects you is written down and what support you might need to make sure you can do the things you want to and still carry on caring, if you want to.

The Young Carer Statement is your chance to let people know anything that might support you and what you want to achieve in your life. It helps people to plan support for you to meet your goals.

The Young Carer Statement also has a section looking at future planning should things change and helps people ensure that plans are in place if emergencies arise.

Do I need to have one?

No, you have the right to ask for one, but can also refuse an offer if you don't want one.

You can ask your guidance teacher at school or contact the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre.

Who gets to know what is written down?

You have the right to say who it can be shared with unless something you tell us raises concerns for your or another person's safety.

What happens if things change?

You can ask to have your Young Carer Statement reviewed and updated at any time, but otherwise this should happen annually.

Who can I talk to if I have any other questions?

You can talk to your guidance teacher, member of teaching staff or you can contact the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre.

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For Further Information Contact

Family Placement Team
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 225085 / 450000