Young Carers from Minority Backgrounds struggle to get the right support

In a recent study by the children’s charity, Barnardo’s, they have releveled that Young Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children who are young carers are likely to be even more isolated than other young carers.

This report published today, reveals that many south Asian carers were far too often being relied upon as interpreters, meaning many of them are missing school. Additionally, this can lead to miscommunication and anxiety within families.

Moreover, often these minority background families do not want agencies involved due to a fear of their families being broken up.

Barnardo’s Chief Executive Javed Khan said:

“Many young carers already have it tough, balancing cooking, cleaning, washing, shopping, and helping to look after siblings, alongside trying to keep up with their school work. But young carers from some BAME communities are even less likely to access support, due partly to the stigma attached to asking for help.”

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