Criteria and Make A Referral

Referral criteria

The young person is all of the following:

  • between the ages of 8-16 years old
  • lives in Milton Keynes
  • is aware of the referral and parent/guardian consent has been given
  • cares for a family member

The young person cares for someone with at least one of the following:

  • a physical or learning disability
  • a long-term illness
  • a terminal illness
  • a mental illness
  • alcohol or substance misuse

Their caring role has a direct impact upon or affects at least one of the following:

  • social inclusion
  • educational opportunities and achievement
  • their emotional wellbeing
  • their physical wellbeing
  • family relationships

How to make a referral

You can refer a young carer to our services by filling in our online referral form. Once we have received the referral, we will make contact with the family.

How to identify
a young carer

Young carers
in schools

Frequently asked