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A Young Carer is defined as 'a person under 18 who provides or intends to provide care for another person (of any age, except where that care is provided for payment or voluntary work)'
Many families share tasks and support within their homes. Young Carers are those children and young people who have a wider responsibility within the family than their peers, because of the needs of the person being cared for.
The BCP Council Young Carers Service has the following criteria. A BCP young carer must:
For details of support available for young carers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, please see our information page.
The Young Carers offer in BCP Council aims to provide inclusion for all regardless of culture, gender or disability etc. We recognise how important the role of a Young Carer is, and how difficult that role can be.The Young Carers Team offer a variety of services to Young Carers with SEND including group support and also signposting to appropriate services.