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Informal Carer Statutory Declaration template

When a child’s parents are unable or unwilling to care for them, the responsibility often falls on relatives or significant others to take care of the child. Sometimes this care is provided on an informal basis and does not give the carer any legal status over the child or formal recognition as a carer. 

In these circumstances, in order to allow these carers to work with schools that the child is attending or seeking to attend, carers should be asked to complete an informal carer statutory declaration. This is a written declaration by the carer that sets out the care arrangements for the child. Refer to the Policy tab for further information.

A template is available: Informal carer statutory declaration

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Reviewed 15 February 2021

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