A study has found children between the ages of 8 and 14 who take care of a family member with a drug addiction or mental illness aren’t very happy at, and don’t feel all that safe, at school.
Thousands of young carers are supporting family members unrecognised and wary of asking for help.
Family day care workers have much in common with home-based workers in the garment industry. But the latter are classed as employees, resulting in better representation and protected work conditions.
Children looking after a family member are making decisions about their future in the context of their role, often limiting their options and stunting their ambitions