What Young Carers want

Young carers are very varied in age, background, attitudes and situations.

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They have a right to information that's up-to-date, easy to find and easy to understand.

This includes what's on, where and when, and information about the support they're entitled to. It also includes information about what policies and plans are being developed.

Article 12 of the UNCRC says children and young people have a right to have their voice heard and to be listened to in decisions that affect their lives.

‘I need to know information about my mum’s medication because my mum sometimes gets so depressed that she forgets to take her tablets.’

‘When people don’t tell me things because they think I’m just a kid it makes me angry because I’m the one caring for my mum’