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Young Carers


A young carer is a child or young person who provides regular and on-going care and emotional support to a family member with physical or mental health problems, has a disability, or misuses drugs or alcohol. This does not mean the everyday and occasional help around the home that many young people are often expected to give within families.

The key feature of being a 'young carer' is that the caring responsibilities continues over time and can make a young carer vulnerable, when the level of care and their responsibility to the person they look after, becomes excessive or inappropriate and risks impacting on emotional or physical wellbeing, educational achievement and life chances.




There are at LEAST 720 young carers in Doncaster?


1 in 20 young carers miss school because of their caring responsibilies


Click here for the Young Carers booklet



Contact the Young Carer’s team for further information or to make a referral to gain support from the Young Carer’s team: 01302 736099 or email young.carers@doncaster.gov.uk or visit their website



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