We are testing a new beta website for gov.scot go to new site

wrapper

Young carers: Review of research and data

Young carers: Review of research and data

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ISBN: 9781786528292

This paper discusses the data and evidence on young carers and young adult carers. It combines an analysis of data on young carers from Scotland’s Census 2011 with the findings of a review of the evidence on young carers focused on the period 2005-2015.

Executive Summary

This paper discusses the data and evidence on young carers and young adult carers. It combines an analysis of data on young carers from Scotland’s Census 2011 with the findings of a review of the evidence on young carers focused on the period 2005-2015.

The aim was to provide an increased understanding of the existing evidence on the prevalence and impacts of young caring and the available support, in advance of the implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act which is due to be commenced on 1 April 2018