SEFTON SCP Safeguarding Policies and Procedures Online Manual

    21. Young Carers

    Last updated 06/02/2019

    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 (MOU) called ‘No Wrong Doors’ Working Together to support Young Carers and their Families (2015) This MOU was established through the 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

    January 2019

    Date of Next Review

    January 2020, or as required in line with the launch of the revised Carers Strategy)


    • 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.