Young Carers

The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership oversees a number of Northern Ireland wide sub-groups established to take forward integrated planning on a Northern Ireland wide basis, including a Sub-Group on Young Carers.


Young Carers are defined as::

‘Children and young persons aged up to 18 years who have a substantive caring role for a member for their family and Children and young persons aged up to 18 years whose health or development is affected due to their caring responsibilities.’

CYPSP Young Carers Action Plan 2011-2014

Given the importance of their role within the family context and the effect that this level of responsibility may have on their development and emotional well-being, it is vital to ensure that Young Carers receive additional support they may require.

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Young Carers were invited to Stormont for the launch of the Regional Young Carers Service in May 2010.