SEFTON LSCB Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    21. Young Carers

    Last updated 12/11/2018

    This protocol outlines Sefton LSCB’s procedures in identifying and supporting the needs of Young Carers.  The protocol applies to all staff working with children, young people and adults; particularly those who assess need and agree plans which meet and address this need.

    This protocol is based on the Joint Memorandum of Understanding agreed in 2014 by Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Directors of Adults Services and developed with the Children’s Society and Carers Trust.


    Young Carers Procedure


    Date effective from

    October 2018

    Responsible Officer

    Service Manager Family Support

    Date of Next Review

    October 2020


    • Mandatory (all staff must adhere to guidance
    • Optional (Procedures and practice can vary between teams


    Target Audience

    All staff working in Children’s and Adults workforce who assess children, adults and/or families.