Supporting good practice with young carers and their families

10 June 2019

Carers Week

Caring for someone can have an impact on an individual’s health and wellbeing. The Care Act 2014 and Children and Families Act 2014 (section 96) places expectations on children’s and adult social care to identify carers, assess their needs and provide support for this dedicated workforce.

To support Carers Week, Research in Practice has brought together learning resources to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals working with young carers and their families. This includes a Practice Tool on young carers and their families, highlighting common concerns and challenges, as well as recommended strategies to help build positive relationships.

To support this theme, Research in Practice for Adults has also updated a social work practice with carers website, providing open access case studies, films, guidance and tools to use in direct work. Commissioned by the Department of Health and Social Care and co-produced with carers, the learning resources aim to build the knowledge, skills and confidence of professionals working with both young and adult carers and their families.


Resources to support good practice with young carers and their families

Publications and resources


Research in Practice Partners have access to learning resources as part of membership. Most organisations with membership of Research in Practice for Adults are also Partners with Research in Practice for children and families and can access learning resources from both of these services at www.rip.org.uk and www.ripfa.org.uk  

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