BBC News research shows scale of young carers missing out on support

16th November 21

BBC News has published a report saying nearly 180,000 children in England who care for a relative may be missing out on support because they are not known to their council.

It says, “Local authorities have a duty to identify, assess and support children who provide a caring role.

“But experts say many are not getting the help and time off they need.”

Ensuring that carers can be identified is an essential part of them getting the support they need, and something that we at Caring Together work to improve.

We believe the whole community needs to be aware of the roles of carers, including young carers, and working together to identify and support them.

We carry out awareness raising and have accredited more than 60 organisations with the Carer Friendly Tick Award in recognition of what they have in place to identify and support carers.

You can read the full BBC News story on this by clicking here.