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There are around seven million carers in the UK, of whom 4.27 million are of working age. Nearly one in eight workers is a carer.I work in:I work with:
Carer involvement and participation means carers being fully involved in service design, delivery and review – not simply relying on consultation. It places carers in a much more active role and should be based on power sharing.Outcomes:I work in:
Young carers are children and young people under 18 years old who provide unpaid care to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.I work in:I work with:
Young carers’ services provide a level of expertise in supporting young carers that universal services, by virtue of being universal, cannot provide.I work in:I work with:
Young adult carers are transitioning from childhood into adulthood, and they often go unidentified and unsupported.
Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group of pupils, specifically mentioned in Ofsted’s evaluation inspection schedule.
Young carers exist because someone in their family network requires their support. Caring for a family member or friend can be a positive experience for a young person which can strengthen family relationships and build a young person’s life skills and maturity.
The Department for Education funded Carers Trust between 2010 and 2012 to build a collection of practice examples to support those who commission or develop services.