A young carer is: “A child or young person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care, assistance or support to another family member. They carry out, often on a regular basis, significant or substantial caring tasks and assume a level of responsibility which would usually be associated with an adult. The person receiving care is often a parent but can be a sibling, grandparent or other relative who is disabled, has some chronic illness, mental health problem or other condition connected with a need for care, support or supervision.”
Family Action works with vulnerable and disadvantaged families across England. We run a number of services supporting young carers and their families.
We want to learn about young carers and education for a report we’re launching in the Autumn. We’d be very grateful if you’d take the time to fill in this survey below and let us have your views. All responses will be anonymous and treated confidentially. As a thank you there will be a prize draw for a £40 Amazon voucher for one lucky respondent.