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<p>This month saw the launch of the cross-government, Careers Action Plan (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713781/carers-action-plan-2018-2020.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/713781/carers-action-plan-2018-2020.pdf</a>),a two-year programme of tailored work to support unpaid carers of all ages.</p><p>Chapter three of this important plan sets out the government’s action specifically to support young carers. This includes plans to improve: identification of young carers; educational opportunities and outcomes; access to support and services; and transition for young adult carers.</p><p>Following the introduction of duties under the Children and Families Act 2014, the Department for Education commissioned 'The lives of young carers in England' (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lives-of-young-carers-in-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-lives-of-young-carers-in-england</a>) omnibus research report, published January 2017. This large-scale study gathered data on experiences of young carers in England, and information about the scale and nature of the care they provide and the issues they face.</p><p>The department collects information on young carers through the annual Children in Need census (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/statistics-children-in-need</a>), which records young carers who are unlikely to achieve or maintain a reasonable level of health or development, or whose health and development is likely to be significantly or further impaired, without the provision of services.</p><p>The government is working with organisations who support young carers, for example the Department of Health and Social Care is currently working with Carers Trust on a project to support the effective identification and engagement of young carers.</p>
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