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