The Carers (Scotland Act) 2016 came into effect in April 2018. It entitles young carers to a "Young Carer Statement" (YCS). A YCS identifies a young carer's individual needs and personal outcomes and forms a plan to help them achieve their goals. The aim of a YCS is to support young carers to have a life alongside their caring role.
Young Carers' Services and support is provided by Renfrewshire Council and Renfrewshire Carers Centre, for more information about the support available to them please visit Young Carers - Renfrewshire Council