Our response to the Joint Committee's report on the draft Care and Support Bill

A young carer
15 January 2014

Jenny Frank, Manager of our Include programme and the Young Carers in Focus programme, said:

'We welcome today's report which urgently calls for the creation of new legal rights for young carers. The committee is sending a clear message to the government that children should be protected from taking on inappropriate caring responsibilities.

'Working together with our coalition partners, The Children's Society is calling on the government to seize this unique opportunity to establish new legal rights for young carers. We know from our years of experience working with young carers up and down the country that these children are making extraordinary personal sacrifices every day to look after their loved ones. It is critical that the government listens and takes action.'

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