Material Referenced
The UK Census 2011 stated there are over 177,000 young carers in England and Wales.
The BBC, with assistance from The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, conducted a survey (“Kids Who Care” 2010) in Surrey. They surveyed 4,029 pupils in ten secondary schools and found 337 had caring responsibilities.  

This indicates there could be 700,000 young carers across the UK.

A quarter of young carers said they were bullied at school because of their caring role.  Carers Trust, 2013.
Young carers are more likely than the national average to not be in education, employment or training (NEET) between 16 and 19. The Children’s Society, 2013.
Young carers achieve much lower GCSE exam results than average, the difference between nine B’s and nine C’s. The Children’s Society, 2013.
Various entries in Valerie Raynor’s medical notes, held at Peel House Lane Surgery, Widnes, Cheshire.
Various entries in Michael Raynor’s medical notes, held at Grappenhall Quays Surgery, Warrington, Cheshire.


Material Referenced
“A life filled with silly social drama and gossip indicates that a person is disconnected from purpose and lacking meaningful goals. People on a path of purpose don’t have time for drama.” Brendon Burchard.
“If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.” John Wooden.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill.
“I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past.” Unknown.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin.
“Successful people build each other up. They motivate, inspire and push each other.  Unsuccessful people just hate, blame and complain.” Unknown.
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression of low self-esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, surrounded by assholes.” William Gibson.
“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” Mark Twain.
“Poor people cannot rely on the government to come to help you in times of need. You have to get an education. Then nobody can control your destiny.” Charles Barkley.

Published Material

Material Referenced
Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of Needs’, Wikipedia
Berne, Eric, Transactional Analysis in Psychotherapy, Grove Press, 1961.


Material Referenced
Care Act 2014
Children and Families Act 2014

Charity Details

Material Referenced
Carers Trust, emails, 2015
Carers UK, letters and emails, 2015 and 2016
The Children’s Society, letters and phone calls, 2015 and 2016
NHS Choices, emails, 2015 and 2016
NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), letters and emails, 2015
Samaritans, letters and emails, 2015 and 2016