Young caregivers: ‘I have taken away their independence’

Nearly 180,000 children caring for a relative may be losing support because their council doesn’t know about them, a BBC News analysis suggests.

Local authorities have a duty to identify, assess and support children in a caring role, but experts say many do not get the help and time off they need.

The Association of Local Governments said that with “adequate funding” the councils could “do more.” The UK government said it was the duty of councils to support caregivers.

Watch Jeremy Cooke from the BBC meet Kim and Amy who are taking care of their mother.

Produced by Claire Kendall

Filmed / edited by Stephen Fildes

Read the full story here: Young caregivers: thousands of unsupported children

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