Young carers: the support provided to young carers in england
- Document type
- Corporate author(s)
- Children's Commissioner
- Office of the Children's Commissioner
- Date of publication
- 27 December 2016
- Children and Young People, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
- Social welfare
- Material type
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This lightning review suggests local authorities are failing to care for a substantial number of young carers. Many of the approximately 130,000 children who are missing out on support are likely to have substantial caring duties.
This review poses questions for local authorities on their pathways for identifying, assessing and supporting young carers.
In order to measure the prevalence of young carers known to local authorities, a survey was used to ask how many young carers were referred for an assessment, how many were assessed and deemed in need of support, and how many were in receipt of support in 2015/16.
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