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Peterborough Young Carers conference: Celebration, Awareness, Practice - challenging quiz about young carers in the UK from The Children's Society. contact Jenny.Hine@childrenssociety.org.uk

Peterborough Young Carers conference: Celebration, Awareness, Practice - challenging quiz about young carers in the UK from The Children's Society. contact Jenny.Hine@childrenssociety.org.uk

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  • The tip of the iceberg – hidden young carers, specifically SM, MH and HIV affected families
  • Dearden and Becker report
  • Only Problem Drug Users – Hidden Harm Report
  • Only Problem Drug Users – Hidden Harm Report
  • The British Medical Association (2002)
  • Only Problem Drug Users – Hidden Harm Report
  • The British Medical Association (2002)

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  • 1. The Children’s Society Include Project Young Carers Quiz, October 2010
  • 2. The Include Project
  • 3. The Include Project
  • 4. The Include Project
  • 5. Young Carers Quiz Prepared by Toni-Marie Smith Development Worker, The Children’s Society,
  • 6. True or False? There are approximately 125,000 young carers in the UK?
  • 7. False The 2001 Census has shown there are approximately 175,000 young carers in the UK
  • 8. True or False? More girls are young carers than boys?
  • 9. True 56% Girls 44% Boys
  • 10. True or False? 35% of young carers live in lone parent families?
  • 11. False 56% of young carers live in lone parent families
  • 12. True or False? About 1/5 of young carers care for someone with mental illness?
  • 13. False About a 1/3 of young carers care for a person with mental illness
  • 14. True or False? There are between 10,000 – 15,000 children of problem drug users?
  • 15. False There are between 250,000 – 350,000 children of problem drug users
  • 16. True or False? 1 in 5 refugees have a physical health problem severe enough to affect their lives?
  • 17. False 1 in 6 refugees have a physical health problem and two thirds have experienced significant anxiety or depression.
  • 18. True or False? 20% of young carers miss school?
  • 19. True Between 13 % of primary school age & 27 % secondary age are still experiencing some problems at school
  • 20. Who are young carers?
    • “ Young carers are children and young persons under 18 who provide, or intend to provide, care, assistance or support to another family member. They carry out, often on a regular basis, significant or substantial caring tasks.”
    • Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young Carers’, in Davies, M. (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Social Work
  • 21. Who are young carers?
    • “ A young carer becomes vulnerable when the level of care-giving and responsibility to the person in need of care becomes excessive or inappropriate for that child, risking impacting on his or her emotional or physical well being or educational achievement and life chances”
    • ADASS/ADCS MOU 2009
    • Key Principles 2008
  • 22. What do young carers do?
    • Physical care such as lifting, helping a parent on stairs and physiotherapy
    • Practical tasks such as cooking, housework and shopping
    • Personal care such as dressing, washing, helping with toileting needs. Giving medication
    • Managing the family budget, collecting benefits and prescriptions.
    • Looking after or “parenting” younger siblings.
    • Giving emotional support
    • Interpreting
  • 23. What are the impacts?
    • Feeling different
    • Being bullied
    • Not enough time for homework
    • Behavioural problems / isolation
    • Additional stress / depression / self harm / WORRY
    • Not able to access school activities (after school)
    • Underachievement
    • Aspirations and careers could suffer
    • ABSENTEEISM