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Young Carers

Reducing barriers to learning.


A young carer is anyone aged 18 or under who takes on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult. This care may be administered to a parent, sibling, grandparent or other family member, who: Has a physical illness or condition; Has a disability; Suffers from mental ill health, e.g. depression, anxiety, OCD etc; Misuses substances, including drugs and alcohol.

Taken from DCC Young Carers Brochure

   Further Reading

The Derbyshire Guide ‘...Read more

   Impact on young carers

Many young carers feel different from their peers. Their responsibilities and caring activities can often result in a lifestyle which affects peer friendships and relationships. They can become socially isolated either because they don’t hav...Read more