Stop the Clock: How can we prevent young carers undertaking inappropriate or excessive care?

This briefing provides new research evidence from young carers about the challenges they face, highlighting the need for four areas of policy action. The four policy actions include i) early identification of young carers; ii) support for young carers so no child cares alone; iii) reducing excessive and inappropriate care by children through better assessment and service provision and iv) developing effective processes to support young carers’ transitions to adulthood and independent lives.