Action for Carers Surrey is led by carers, run by an executive committee of carers and supported by professionals from Health, Social Services and the voluntary sector.
Our main aim is to raise awareness of carers’ needs and concerns throughout the county and to work in partnership with statutory services such as health care and social care teams to promote how best they can serve carers within Surrey. This includes GPs and Primary Care professionals.
Action for Carers Surrey also works closely with national carers’ organisations including Carers Trust and Carers UK, ensuring Carers get better access to services and support throughout the UK.
In addition we also provide a number of specialist services: information, advice and activities for young carers, moving and handling information and advice and support on issues relating to learning and work.
As part of safeguarding procedures, where it is appropriate to their role, the staff of Action for Carers Surrey are checked for criminal convictions through the Disclosure and Barring (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) scheme.
Please be aware that ACS will not provide personal data or copies of DBS certificates to any individual or agency. However, certificate numbers are available upon request from our head office on 01483 302748, which can be verified with the DBS.
For Surrey Young Carers staff visiting children in schools, the organisation follows the guidance of OFSTED on ‘checking visiting staff’: