Young Carers Assessments

In April 2015, new legislation came into force giving young carers the right to an assessment of need.

An assessment is a way for a young carer to get help to make their life and their caring easier. A group of young carers in Sheffield helped to develop a form for workers to use with young carers to assess their needs.

Anyone who works with young people or their parents who identifies a child / young person taking on a caring role should offer to complete an assessment with them.

To find out more or to download an assessment form, please visit