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Young carers are likely to be bullied more than their peers and it is common for them to be bullied because of their caring role.
Around a third of young carers care for someone with a mental health condition. Many young people who care for someone with a mental health problem go identified and unsupported. Identifying these young carers may be more difficult because the illness is less visible.
Children of parents who are addicted to drugs or alcohol may experience chaotic lives which lack routine and may often worry about the safety of their parent.
A whole family approach to supporting young carers and their families can significantly help to reduce inappropriate caring roles.
Targeted support for young carers and families formed part of the vision of the National Strategy for Carers. The value of dedicated support for young carers cannot be underestimated.
Being a young carer can often have a severe, significant and long-lasting impact on a young person’s health and wellbeing. It is therefore essential that services consider how they will support young carers with regards to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
This resource aims to bring clarity for services working with young carers, as to whether or not it is necessary for them to register with Ofsted if they choose to work with children under eight years old..
The Triangle of Care guide can be used across all mental health services, not only inpatient, and includes a universal self-assessment tool as well as guidance notes.I work in:Location: