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Young Adult Carers at School:Experiences and Perceptions of Caring and Education

Young Adult Carers at School:Experiences and Perceptions of Caring and Education

New research by Carers Trust and the University of Nottingham has found that a quarter of young adult carers surveyed have been bullied at school, specifically because of their caring role.

This research is part of a wider study of young and young adult carers aged 14-25, and was undertaken as part of Carers Trust’s ‘About Time’ programme, funded by The Co-operative Group, who made Carers Trust their charity of the year for 2013.

The research also found that nearly half of respondents (42%) did not have a staff member to confide in at school. The most common reason the young carers gave for not telling a staff member about their caring role was that they felt there was ‘no point’ in doing so.

Having a young carers lead in school, and policies and procedures in place to identify and support young carers and their families, can significantly improve the confidence, achievement and attainment of young carers.

Young Adult Carers at School: Experiences and Perceptions of Caring and Education – Executive Summary

Young Adult Carers at School: Experiences and Perceptions of Caring and Education – Full Report

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