Carers Trust responds to the UK Government’s strategy for children’s social care
The UK Government has published today a consultation on its strategy for children’s social care. This comes in response to the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care, published last year.
Responding to the Government’s strategy and consultation, Carers Trust’s CEO, Kirsty McHugh, said:
“We’re pleased to see that the Government’s draft strategy is acknowledging that families facing additional challenges, such as parent carers of disabled children and young carers, need more and earlier support to avoid families getting to crisis point.
“But we cannot allow these long-term plans to overshadow the urgent need for more resource and action now. Without that, young carers, parent carers and their families will continue to struggle with the overwhelming burden of caring responsibility unfairly placed on them by successive governments’ failure to reform our broken social care system.
“Through our national network of local carer support organisations we are constantly hearing how far too many young carers and parent carers for disabled children simply cannot access the support they so desperately need from children’s social care services. Carers Trust will continue to champion the voices and experiences of both unpaid carers and local carer support organisations to ensure their needs are met in these long overdue reforms of children’s social care.”