Below are various questions from professionals:
What happens after I have made a referral to your service?
Once the referral has been received we will contact the family within a couple of days to arrange an assessment. This is where we meet with parents/guardians and children to talk about what is going on in the family and how we can help. The information gathered at this meeting will then be taken to a Panel meeting where we decide what level of support would be most beneficial. We then speak with the parents to let them know how we will support the child and send out a welcome pack.
Can I make a referral for a short term condition?
Yes you can, we will consider each referral even short term, if the child is impacted by the circumstances and they have a caring responsibility.
How long is the young carers intervention for?
There is no limit to how long a child can be registered with Young Carers MK. We work within the ages of 8-18. If the child has ongoing caring responsibilities they will continue to be offered support from the Young Carers Service. When they reach 19 years old we will support them into our Adult Carers Services if they so wish.
What should I do if I am not sure whether the child is a young carer?
It is ok if you are unsure, please give us a call on 01908 231703 and we can discuss it.