“Carers Trust welcomes the publication of the Committees’ joint report, and are pleased that the Committees share our concern that the proposals do not go far enough to support today’s young carers.
“Our evidence to the Committees highlighted that being a young carer is a risk factor to children and young people’s mental health.
Carers Trust and student carers welcome UCAS' announcement that it will give carers the option to identify themselves when they apply to university.
A year on from the introduction of the Care Act, a review by Carers Trust has found that the new act has made little or no difference to the 5.4 million carers in England.
The research found that when carers face a lack of understanding about their caring role from the overall community, it impacts their health, wellbeing, relationships and finances.
Young carers have been identified in law as vulnerable. This acknowledgement in law and by Ofsted means that local authorities and schools must step in to stop unsupported caring roles in childhood.