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Fact sheet

Current guidance on young carers (England and Wales)

From the Government’s Carers Strategy, Caring about Carers, issued by the Dept of Health.
Chapter 8, pp75-81:

Improving support for young carers

15. To support young carers better, the Government has already indicated that we will:

• do more to make health, education and social services work together on children ’s services plans, as set out in our White Paper Modernising Social Services.

16. We will also:

• improve awareness training about young carers for General Practitioners, primary health care teams, social workers and teachers at the time of their initial training and subsequently, through providing opportunities for young carers to share their experience with professionals.