Young carers in Wales 'hidden' from schools

Young carers in Wales 'hidden' from schools
 

Tens of thousands of young carers in Wales are not known to schools or local authorities - putting their life chances at risk, a charity has said.
Carers Trust Wales found up to 400% more young carers than expected at eight schools in a pilot study.
The charity said those affected miss about 48 days of school a year, get fewer GCSEs on average, and sometimes faced bullying.
The Welsh education watchdog Estyn is set to review the issue.
But the charity said more money is needed to support local service.
Kate Cubbage, for the trust, said for many young people a caring responsibility can be... read more

 
31 May 2018 in Regional, Views: 158
Source: BBC
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