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Reducing young caring through family group conferencing

Ofsted good practice example showing how Bolton Council and Barnardo’s help young carers through family group conferencing.

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The Bolton Council and Barnardo’s service assesses each young carer’s situation and uses family group conferencing to develop a support plan. This ensures that parents and the wider extended family can understand and address the impact on the child of the responsibilities they are carrying. The service coordinates a review of the adult’s care plan at the same time as looking at the child’s needs to ensure that the adult is appropriately supported without reliance on the child.

Published 28 March 2013