There have been recent changes to the law relating to carers in England and Wales.
Carers’ rights in England are set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, which came into force on 1st April 2016.
For information on the law which applies in England, see:
- Contact a Family’s factsheet on carers’ assessments
- Chapter 8 of the new edition of Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook by Steve Broach, Luke Clements and Janet Read which can be accessed freely at http://www.councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/resources/disabled-children-a-legal-handbook-2nd-edition
- Carers and their Rights by Luke Clements (6th edition)
In Wales, carers’ rights are governed by the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, which came into force on 6th April 2016.
For information on the law applicable in Wales, see:
- The Carers Wales edition of the Carers’ Rights Guide