Working with unhappy children who are young carers

Efstratopoulou, M. (2020) Working with unhappy children who are young carers. In: Bring My Smile Back: Working with Unhappy Children in Education. Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions . Nova Sciences, New York, pp. 85-96. ISBN 9781536172775

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Nearly a quarter of a million children in England and Wales are caring for a relative. Figures from the ONS (Office for National Statistics) suggest 244,000 people under 19 are carers - about 23,000 are under nine years of age. This is likely to be “the tip of the iceberg” and an underrepresentation of the true picture. Young people across the country grow up caring for family members or adults who are ill, disabled or involved with drink or drugs. However, the work that these young carers do can often go unnoticed. This chapter aims to raise awareness of young carers, to help identify these young people, the responsibilities they take on, and how we can do our best to support them, help them to have bright futures, and smile again!

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Social Science
Depositing User: Maria Efstratopoulou
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2020 11:55
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2021 03:40

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