This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government

Petition Improve services for young carers in the UK

A young carer is someone aged 0-18 who looks after a relative with a long term condition. 1 in 12 young people care for someone. They save the country £132 billion a year in the unpaid caring they do. We call upon Parliament to improve the quality of services available to them.

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We suggest

All councils to have a statutory responsibility to monitor the quality of their young carers service & ensure anyone 0-18 has access to an assessment of their needs & a base level of support

All schools to have a statutory responsibility to include young carers in the School Census & Ofsted Handbook's definition of vulnerable young people

The introduction of a Young Carers Identification Card. This will be
nationally recognised & allow young carers to be visible to local services

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