What issues affect children and young people today? On our blog, our volunteers, staff, leaders and the young people we work with share their experiences and tackle the issues. Let us know what you think – leave a comment or send us a message about what you find on our blog.
Join our call to support young carers during Carers Week
For years we have advocated for and helped the thousands of young carers across England. Currently we’re supporting Young Carers in Focus (YCiF), an exciting opportunity for young carers to feel empowered and supported to have a voice with a wider audience. If you’re a young carer or know one, please have a look at the site.
You can support young carers
Another way to get involved is by supporting the Thunderclap we’ve organised with Barnardo’s and Carers Trust, calling for the government and MPs to support an amendment to the children and families bill. This amendment would give young carers something they need: entitlement to assessment and support.
When young people take on inappropriate levels of caring the negative impacts on young carers can be wide ranging, severe and enduring.
To learn more, have a look at our infographic about the young carers’ issues, or read about our new report, Hidden from View: Experiences of young carers in England.