The study will take place between December 2018 and February 2019 and is comprised of three components. You might be invited to take part in either one, two or all three activities.
Organisations involved in supporting young carers will be invited to participate in a telephone interview. The interview will explore key barriers to timely identification and experience of implementing successful approaches to early identification of young carers. Interviews will last about 50 minutes and will take place between December 2018 and January 2019.
Good practice case studies
You may also be invited to take part in a Good Practice Case Study, which will take place in either January or February 2019. Case studies will include interviews with decision makers, service managers and/or frontline practitioners and a focus group with up to six young carers. The case studies will showcase the good practice around identification and pathways to accessing support, and explore how the local structure of services helps or hinders identification. There will also be a focus, where relevant, on how hidden groups of young carers have been identified and supported.
Finally, you may be invited to complete a short online survey administered by the Carers Trust. The survey will take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. It will explore your views on existing practice in the identification and support of young carers.
Please be assured that treatment of your data will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, and the EU General Data Protection Regulation.