No Wrong Doors Working Together to Support Young Carers and their...

Young Carers Memorandum of Understanding

No wrong doors: working together to support young carers and their families

Young carers tell us of the importance of joint working and the real difference that timely and effective support services make. To help support this, a model local Memorandum of Understanding was published jointly by ADCS and ADASS in December 2009 and updated in 2012.

The revised template in this third edition reflects the important new duties and powers placed on local authorities by the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014. These obligations are reinforced in the Young Carers Assessments Regulations 2015, the Guidance related to both of these Acts and “Working Together to Safeguard Children” (DfE – 2015). We are delighted to note that many of things highlighted as good practice in earlier versions of the Memorandum of Understanding are now incorporated into law.

The template in this paper is a resource to help promote working together between Adult’s and Children’s social care services and enhanced partnership working with health and third sector partners. The final local text may be varied to reflect local circumstances and policies.

No Wrong Doors: working together to support young carers and their families

No Wrong Doors - Template

Updated: April 2015

Supporting information

Supporting information for use in conjunction with “No Wrong Doors”; template for local memorandum of understanding on work with young carers

Young Carers’ Needs Assessment - supporting information

Added: June 2015

* Previous versions of the MoU from 2012 and 2009 are available on request from the ADCS office.

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