Young Carers

Impact of caring: learning outcomes

Young carers miss or cut short an average of 48 days of education a year because of their caring role.
Young carers are four times more likely to drop out of college than their peers.
On average young carers achieve the equivalent of 9 GCSE grades lower than their peers.
There is one in three chance that a young carer in Year 9 will become NEET ("Not in Education, Employment or Training") between the ages of 16 and 19, compared to a one in four risk for those without caring responsibility.

Impact of caring: health and well-being

30% of 15 - 17 year old with caring responsibilities reported physical health problems.
60% of 15 - 17 year old with caring responsibilities reported mental health problems.
Young carers have higher rates of poor mental & physical health than the average young person.

What do young carers say they want and need?


Friends & Family


Support in School


Local carers' services


Local authority or your local council


Children Commissioner for Wales


Health professionals

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