Young People Who Care

North Yorkshire County Council, England

WHAT:  A child friendly assessment form for children/young people who are caregivers.  The assessment helps them to identify what support services they may need.

WHO:  Children and young people who look after others (including child headed households), and social and community workers supporting young caregivers. 

WHERE:  Global relevance with adaptations to some of the questions.  The pictures would also need to be changed to suit the local context.

WHY:  A useful tool for engaging young people in identifying and talking about help they may need when they are caring for a sibling, parent, or relative.