Schools and local authorities failing young carers

Results in The Children’s Society’s recent report, There’s nobody is there – no one who can actually help?, has found that schools and local authorities are failing to provide potentially thousands of young carers with the early support they need, and instead wait to act when their problems reach crisis point. Carers as young as nine are failing to get effective and joined-up critical support from social services, health professionals and schools, according to the report.

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