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Do you look after someone?

Report a safeguarding concern

Safeguarding is about protecting children, young people and adults at risk from abuse or neglect. Abuse is not normal and never ok. Being abused means a person is being deliberately hurt by someone else. If you are concerned about a child, young person or adult report it to Dudley Safeguarding.

:: report it


Do you look after someone?

A carer is someone who looks after a relative, neighbour or friend of any age who has a long term illness, disability, addiction, or is older and frail. See the information below and on the following link for more information about the support on offer for carers across Dudley Borough.

:: find out more about carers


Services for carers from Dudley Council

A range of support, information and advice is on offer for carers from Dudley Council. Dudley Carers Hub provides much of this support and is a service entirely dedicated to supporting carers.

:: find out more about services for carers from dudley council


Services for carers from other organisations

There are a number of carers support groups across Dudley borough as well as other groups which are not carer specific but which welcome carers. Some of them have group meetings, others organise social events, some are based around a particular interest.

:: find out more about services for carers from other organisations


Young carers

A young carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 who has responsibility for a relative who has a long term illness or disability or is older and frail. The caring role may be physical, emotional or both. The following link provides guidance for young carers and professionals.

:: find out more about young carers


The Care Act - implications for carers

From 1 April 2015, The Care Act placed new duties on councils in the way in which they provide care and support to adults with a long term illness, disability, or are older and frail; as well as their families and carers. The link below provides information on this.


:: find out more about the care act and implications for carers


Carers' assessment

From the 6th April 2015, local authorities across England must ensure that carers who feel that they need some support are offered a carers’ assessment. A carers’ assessment is an opportunity for you to discuss with the council your needs and feelings as a carer and what support or services you need to help you continue caring.

:: find out more about the carers' assessment


Respite and short breaks

Support can be provided to enable carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities. This support is available from a number of organisations.

:: find out more about respite and short breaks


Carers online training

Whether you are a carer, work with carers or are just interested in finding out more (or all three) these are the courses for you. You can find out about carers rights, support available and lots more useful information. You can also test your knowledge and receive a certificate.

:: find out more about carer aware online training

:: find out more about young carer aware online training


Information for carers

Dudley Carers Hub provides support, advice and information to carers from the hub itself which carers can visit, or by phone, or email. See the link below for further information.

:: find out more about information for carers