Young Carers Strategy 2021-2026
The Integration Joint Board, at its meeting on 17th February 2021, approved the Young Carers Strategy. The Young Carers Strategy covers the period 2021 to 2026.
This Strategy sets out our local response to the statutory duties (responsibilities) of the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - which is a law that says what support must be given to carers, including young carers. South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has responsibility for delivering that support on behalf of South Ayrshire Council and NHS Ayrshire and Arran.
In this Strategy we explain what it means to be a young carer and outline our plans to raise awareness, recognise and support young carers over the next five years. We will show how we will maintain our progress and make improvements in areas where changes need to be made.
Our approach to supporting young carers is aligned to the Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) framework, which promote and protect young people's health and wellbeing. We have developed our strategic themes around the eight GIRFEC well-being indicators - Safe, Healthy, Active, Nurtured, Achieving, Respected, Responsible, Included (SHANARRI).
As a working document it will be important that young carers are fully involved in the implementation of this Strategy. Progress will be monitored and reported and the Strategy will be reviewed regularly during its lifetime.