Working with other agencies
Telford & Wrekin Young Carers Service support children and young people throughout the borough, working closely with the Integrated Childrens Service teams, our support workers representing young carers and their families in TAC and Core Group meetings.
With a "whole family approach" service ethos, team members liaise closely with Adult Services to ensure that appropriate support is in place for all family members in order to reduce inappropriate levels of caring for children and young people.
Referring a young carer
Young carers can be referred by any professional and/or a parent/guardian - this includes all statutory and voluntary agencies, school, college, hospital and GPs.
After initial referral, we arrange to meet with parents/guardian and the young carer for a friendly assessment which enables us to allocate the appropriate level of support for the young carer and their family.