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Does the covert nature of caring prohibit the development of effective services for young carers

Banks, P. and Cogan, N. and Riddell, S. and Deeley, S. and Hill, M. and Tisdall, K. (2002) Does the covert nature of caring prohibit the development of effective services for young carers. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, 30 (3). pp. 229-246. ISSN 0306-9885

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Abstract

Almost 3 million children in the UK live in households where at least one family member is affected by chronic illness or disability. A proportion of these children will be young carers. This paper begins with a brief review of the literature relating to young carers. Particular attention is paid to the adoption of a caring role, the'hidden' nature of caring including young people'sreluctance to discuss their caring, the impact of caring on education, and the location and type of services provided.The findings of a small-scale study carried out in Scotland are presented in order to highlight some of the issues raised in the literature. Discussion focuses on the implications for the field of guidance and counselling.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37820
Keywords: caring , young carers, counselling, social care, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Applied Psychology
Subjects: Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Department: Unknown Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Social Work and Social Policy > Social Work
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 15:42
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 19:02
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37820

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