Young carers in England: Findings from the 2018 BBC survey on the prevalence and nature of caring among young people.

  title={Young carers in England: Findings from the 2018 BBC survey on the prevalence and nature of caring among young people.},
  author={Stephen Joseph and Claire E. Kendall and Deirdre Toher and Joe Sempik and Jennifer Elysia Holland and Saul Becker},
  journal={Child: care, health and development},
  volume={45 4},
BACKGROUND Many young people are involved in caring for parents, siblings, or other relatives who have an illness or disability. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of caring by young people in England. METHOD A national survey of 925 English young people was conducted using the 18-item survey version of the Multidimensional Assessment of Caring Activities Checklist for Young Carers. RESULTS Around 7% of young people were identified as doing at least a high amount of caring… 
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