Aberdeen City Council has committed more than half a million pounds to commission a service for young carers along with a grant scheme.
Given that most young carers in Aberdeen are not known to the social work service, nor would they meet the eligibility for a social work service, officers have recommended that it is not appropriate for this service to be delivered in-house.
Referrals to the service need to be accessible to universal services and other relevant professionals such as a school nurse, health visitor, or community worker.
Instead, a procurement process will be undertaken to appoint a supplier of the service.
Councillors also agreed to set up a Young Carers Grant programme, with £25,000 available each financial year until 2023.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Jenny Laing said providing support and advice to young carers is “paramount”.