The lives of young carers in England: omnibus survey report: research report

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Cheesbrough, Sarah; Harding, Carrie; Webster, Hannah
Department for Education
Date of publication
1 January 2017
Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This research report presents findings of a survey of parents of young carers aged 5 to 17 and, where possible, young carers themselves aged 11 to 17.

The survey aimed to add to the evidence already gathered from an earlier qualitative study by quantitatively assessing:

  • The nature of the care and support that young carers are providing.
  • Their perceived impact of their caring responsibilities on their own physical and mental health, education and development.
  • The types of support they are receiving, whether formal or informal.

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