Information for Professionals

There are 2 levels of Young Carer Support in Hertfordshire.

Carers in Hertfordshire supports when the caring role is low and the young carer is not negatively impacted.

The Families First Young Carers Team supports when the caring role is inappropriate or excessive for their age or when the caring duties are having a negative impact on the young carer.

There is a checklist here to help you decide which level of support you need :

checklist for young carer referrals

To refer to Carers in Hertfordshire Young Carers Team download a referral form here :

Referral form Young Carers Service

The form can be emailed password protected to young.carers@carersinherts.org.uk or posted to Carers in Herts, 119 Fore Street, Hertford. SG14 1AX

To refer to the Families First Team a Service Request Form should be completed.

There is more information about young carers on the Practitioners Area of the Families First Portal under Practice Help