This Referral Form is for Adult and Young Carers and should NOT be used to report a concern regarding the safety of a child or adult. If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger call the Police on 999. If you have a serious concern that requires an immediate safeguarding response to protect a child contact the Safeguarding Hub or Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team on 0333 240 1727. If you have a serious concern about the safety of an adult contact Adult Social Care in the relevant district: Allerdale & Copeland – 0300 303 3589; Barrow-in-Furness & South Lakeland – 0300 303 2704; Carlisle & Eden – 0300 303 3249.
The Form is to be used to refer all age Carers that are providing unpaid care to another person. Once a Carers Support Service Adviser/Carers Health Co-ordination Worker/Young Carers Worker has reviewed the Referral Form we aim to make contact with the Carer or their parent (if they are under 18 year of age) within one week to talk about completing a Carer Assessment with them so we and/or other professionals can offer them the support they need. The completion of a referral does not guarantee a service.
The completed referral form will be placed on the Carers electronic record as evidence of the referral. The information requested will be used by Furness Carers, Cumbria County Council and other involved professionals to meet the Local Authority’s statutory duty to provide the person with a Carer assessment and appropriate support. The assessment and support will typically include the processing of personal information related to the Carer, person receiving care, those with parental responsibility (when the person referred is under 18 years of age), other Carers, others living in the home and other involved professionals.