Generally, a child aged 16 or 17 is entitled to refuse a carers’ assessment under section 24. However, there are exceptions where the duty to assess persists despite a refusal. The official Explanatory Notes to this act say: “Section 26 provides that the local authority’s duty to assess the needs of a carer aged 16 […]
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