Process map and suggestions on how to put the stages into action
Process map to reflect on: identification adult/parent carer
The Care Act places a duty on local authorities to conduct a transition assessment for an adult carer where it appears that the carer is likely to have needs for support after the young person they care for turns 18, and where they think that there would be ‘significant benefit’ to the carer in doing so.
Examples of ways to identify adult carers
Through Education, Health Care Plans (EHC)
- holding regular awareness-raising events in schools and colleges
- liaising with GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals
- liaising with universal services such as housing and employment centres
- holding regular community carer events
- identifying the carer when a child with special educational needs is admitted to school
- ensuring that assessment forms include a question about who is going to provide care when a child turns 18.