Young Carers

As a young carer you can find helping someone very rewarding, but you also have the right to be looked after.

A young carer is a child or young person who provides regular and on-going care and emotional support to a family member with physical or mental health problems, has a disability, or misuses drugs or alcohol. This does not mean the everyday and occasional help around the home that many young people are often expected to give within families.

For more information on young carers please visit the dedicated DMBC Young Carers page, or view the documents below.