Being a Carer  

Anyone who looks after a child or young person who has Special Educational Needs, Additional Needs or Disability Needs can be a carer.

This includes parents, siblings, grandparents and other family members. However for benefits and council services usually only one adult is identified as a carer although siblings are considered separately.

Children and young people who attend mainstream schools can also have a parent or sibling who is a carer.

The best way to find out if you could be considered as a carer with your own support needs is to ask for a carers assessment. You can request one for your child or children too.

This page on the Warwickshire Local Offer website has a phone number to call. Read through the text to find it. warwickshire.gov.uk/carersassessment

Please contact the forum using the details at the bottom of the home page if you run into difficulties when requesting an assessment.