the cover of 'There's nobody is there - no one who can actually help?'

‘There’s nobody is there – no one who can actually help?’: The challenges of estimating the number of young carers and knowing how to meet their needs looks at two key issues in relation to the caregiving responsibilities of children and young people. It asks whether, despite a series of research studies and two Censuses, we have an accurate picture of the scale of the phenomenon. And it assesses how the responsiveness of services to young people with significant caring roles – especially those who may not currently be accessing support – can be improved.

 

Month of publication 
February
Year of publication 
2016
Number of pages 
112
Author 
Sarah Wayman, Phil Raws and Helen Leadbitter
Category 
Research
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Hidden from view

While census data reveals a spike in the number of young carers, our report highlights the families and young people behind the numbers. Census figures released today show that 166,000 children, aged five to 17, are caring for their siblings, parents or others. This shocking number is likely to underestimate the true picture, as many young carers remain hidden from official statistics and the agencies set up to identify and support them.

Date published 
May 2013
Number of pages 
19
The Good Childhood Report front cover

The Good Childhood Report 2015

The Good Childhood Report 2015 is the fourth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives. Our latest report shows children in England ranked low with regards to bullying, their experience of school and their self image.

Date published 
August 2015
Number of pages 
68
The Good Childhood Report 2015: Summary front cover

The Good Childhood Report 2015: Summary

The Good Childhood Report 2015 is the fourth in a series of annual reports published by The Children’s Society about how children in the UK feel about their lives. Our latest report shows children in England ranked low with regards to bullying, their experience of school and their self image. This is our summary.

Date published 
August 2015
Number of pages 
24