Responding to today’s Queen’s Speech, Gail Scott-Spicer, CEO of Carers Trust, said:

“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, which put children’s educational and employment outcomes and life chances at risk. This support and recognition needs to carry on into higher education, so that young adult carers have the same life chances as other young people.  

We welcome the opportunity to work with government on the development of the Education Bill, Higher Education Bill, Life Chances strategy, and on improving social work, to achieve better outcomes for young carers and young adult carers.”