Care and Support Bill (Draft)

Health written question – answered on 15th April 2013.

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Photo of Tracey Crouch Tracey Crouch Conservative, Chatham and Aylesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the provision of rights and support for young carers in the draft Care and Support Bill; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

During public consultation and pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Care and Support Bill, a number of concerns have been raised about provision for assessment and support for young carers.

The Government is clear that children and young people should not undertake inappropriate caring responsibilities or levels of caring that impact adversely on their ability to learn or thrive.

The Department of Health and Department for Education are considering how this can best be secured through the legislative frameworks for both children and adults and through non-legislative means.

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