What we do

As part of The Children's Society, we reach out to young carers from all communities through our National and local programmes, helping voluntary and statutory services supporting young carers. This group includes children and young people who care for parents or siblings who suffer from chronic illness or disability.

We also campaign for change and promote best practice with central and local government and work in partnership with social workers, teachers and health care professionals to deliver solutions that consider the needs of the whole family.

We achieve these pursuits through complimentary areas of work:

Please learn more about our programme.

Hidden from View

Young carers are lagging behind in school and missing out on their childhoods because of the demands placed on them, according to Hidden from View - released today by The Children’s Society to coincide with census statistics.   

Hidden from View analyses government data tracking 15,000 children across England. It reveals the significant long-term impact that caring has on a child’s life, confirming The Children’s Society’s experience of working with young carers and their families throughout England.  

The Children's Society

We are part of The Children's Society, a national children's charity that wants to create a society where children and young people are valued, respected and happy.

Learn more about The Children's Society.

Young Carers in Focus

Our Young Carers in Focus Programme is developing an England-wide network of Young Carers Champions to advocate change locally and nationally for young carers and their families

Young Carers in Focus