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Young Carers


Did you know the average age of a young carer is 12?


Does your teacher know that you are a carer and support someone?


Did you know in a survey carried out in 2010 by the BBC estimated that there are 700,000 young carers in the UK.


Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.


Young carers are children and young people under 18 who provide regular and on-going care and emotional support to a family member who is physically or mentally ill, disabled or misuses substances.


If you are a carer and feel you need help please see below, or speak to your teacher or GP.


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