APPG on Young Carers and Young Adult Carers - Projects, reports and responses
As part of its role in helping to raise awareness and improve support for young carers and young adult carers, the APPG will undertake specific projects and produce reports. This page contains all of the information about these projects and reports.
APPG Inquiry into life opportunities for young carers
The APPG on Young Carers and Young Adult Carers is leading the first ever parliamentary inquiry focused on young carers and young adult carers. This inquiry is focusing on how caring impacts on the short and long-term life opportunities for young carers and young adult carers. The report is going to be published in Parliament on Tuesday 14th November.
Carers Action Plan 2018-20 and Young Carers/Young Adult Carers – Spring 2023
The APPG is reviewing the elements of the Carers Action Plan specific to young carers and young adult carers. This review will look at what the Carers Action Plan has achieved for young carers and young adult carers, and what is needed in any future Carers Strategy This will then feed into a wider review of the Carers Action Plan being undertaken by the APPG on Carers.
The APPG would really like to hear from young carers, young adult carers and services that support them as to what difference the Carers Action Plan has made for young carers and young adult carers. It will also consider any areas which weren’t covered by the Carers Action Plan which would need to be included in any future Carers’ Strategy.
Carers Trust have put together a document showing the actions in the Carers Action Plan relating to young carers and young adult carers. There is a simple form for you to submit your views by Tuesday 25 April. Alternatively, you can e-mail your thoughts to email@example.com.
- Actions in the Carers Action Plan relating to young carers and young adult carers
- Carers action plan 2018 to 2020
- Previous Carers Strategy 2008-2018
- Feedback form
APPG response to the 2023 school census
School census data has been released showing, for the first time, figures for the number of young carers in England. There were 38,983 young carers recorded in the school census, well under half the 96,757 young carers aged 5-16 in England identified in the 2021 census. The true figure is believed to be much higher.
The first ever school census released during Carers Week 2023 showed the amount of young carers in England was 38,983. The census figure is well under half of the 96,757 young carers (aged 5-16) in England which were identified in the 2021 census.
Find MP Paul Blomfield's full response as the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Young Carers and Young Adult Carers. Full response here.