Working together to support disabled parents

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The Children’s Society, Disabled Parents Network and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers have formed a partnership to work together on the issue of young carers.

This partnership joined forces with the Family Policy Alliance (consisting of Parentline Plus, Family Welfare Association and the Family Rights Group) to issue a statement calling for children's and adults’ agencies to work together in reducing the numbers of child and teenage carers.

See: A leading care coalition urges the Government to tighten procedures for children caring for adults.

The practice guidance to the Carers (Equal Opportunities) Act 2004 states that local authorities should have '… a protocol, shared between adults’ and children’s services, for identifying and assessing young carers’. The Princess Royal Trust for Carers has written an, Exemplar protocol for local authority adults’ and children’s services: Joint assessment and support for young carers and their families to assist local authorities to fulfil the requirement to have a joint adults’ and children’s services protocol for identifying and assessing young carers.The document states that the protocol should be cross-referenced to each Local Authorities’ Children and Young People’s Plan, Carers’ Strategy and strategies to support disabled parents:

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