Young Carers

It is estimated that there are 700,000 young carers in the UK. Young carers are children and young people who often take on practical or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.

The NHS Youth Forum would like the healthcare professionals to understand, celebrate and support the immense contribution of young carers and importantly ensure they get the childhood they deserve.

The NHS Youth Forum have come up with questions that they think are important for everyone to ask, and keep asking, decision makers about the identification of young carers.