Information for the public
Involving your parents or carers
If you are a young person and you are able to make decisions about your care, your healthcare team should discuss with you how you would like your parents or carers to be involved. They should talk to you about this again from time to time in case you change your mind. If you would like your parents or carers involved, professionals should talk to you about what they can tell your parents or carers about your condition and when.
You should be asked whether you would like a trained advocate (someone who can help you put your views across).
If you are a child, your parents or carers will usually be involved. There is a section for them called information for parents and carers.