Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice

Becker, Saul, Dearden, Chris and Aldridge, Jo (2000) Young carers in the UK: research, policy and practice. Research, Policy and Planning, 18 (2). pp. 13-22. ISSN 0264-519X

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Abstract

There is now a considerable body of research which shows that when children undertake significant care work within the home, and where they and their families lack appropriate health and social care support and adequate income, then many children can experience a range of outcomes, including impaired well-being, health and psycho-social development, poor educational attendance and performance, restricted peer networks and friendships and difficulties in making the smooth transition from childhood to adulthood. This article reviews the main research studies on young carers in the UK examines the services available to support young carers and identifies the implications for future policy and practice, particularly in social care.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: L Education
Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2018 16:05
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2021 16:12
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/75066
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