Reading, writing and responsibility :young carers and education

Tim Moore
Ros Morrow
Morag McArthur
Debbie Noble-Carr

A research report for the ACT Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services

Abstract

The aims of this research were to: Identify the major issues and concerns of young carers in the education system, including the barriers to them achieving satisfactory outcomes in education and receiving appropriate supports and services (including external referrals); Identify the information needs of teachers and other school staff in appropriately supporting young carers within the school environment; Identify strategies to meet the information needs of teachers and the support needs of young carers within educational settings...