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.