Referral Form for Young Carers 8-25

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Guidelines for completion

Children and young people who are thought to have a caring role can be referred to Carers Link East Dunbartonshire.

This form is primarily for those aged 8-16 years of age; however it can also be used for any young person up to the age of 25.

The following criteria for initial referral include:

• The parent/guardian of the young carer (if under 16) should have knowledge of and consented to the referral before details are passed on to us. If consent is not possible or advisable, please explain why.
• The young carer must reside in East Dunbartonshire along with the person being cared for.
• The person who is being cared for can be a parent/sibling/other relative who presents with an illness or disability which limits their ability to carry out day to day activities.
• The young carer being referred must be seen as having a direct caring role or are significantly affected by a caring role within the family.

Please complete this form as fully as possible. There is space at the end of the form for additional information.

The information provided will not only allow us to confirm that the young person meets the referral criteria but will also help us prioritise referrals depending on the severity of the caring role and level of need.

The level of support offered to a young carer will be categorised as Red, Amber or Green.