Help for young carers

10th July 2009 at 01:00

Two-thirds of pupils who care for ill or disabled family members say their schools do nothing to help them cope with their responsibilities. A survey of 350 school-aged carers by the Children's Society revealed that only a third felt adequately supported by their schools and teachers. There are around 175,000 pupils acting as carers in Britain, but the society says many are afraid to ask schools for help.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today