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The needs of young carers and the role of the school nurse

The needs of young carers and the role of the school nurse

Lovell, Helen and Cleaver, Karen ORCID: 0000-0001-5303-1036 (2015) The needs of young carers and the role of the school nurse. British Journal of School Nursing, 10 (9). ISSN 1752-2803 (doi:

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Young carers provide a significant contribution to society in their caring role, which is in line with the UK Government’s Big Society agenda. In contrast with their contribution to society, young carers have huge associated costs related to poor outcomes and the numbers that end up not in employment, education or training (NEET). Missing school due to caring responsibilities is likely to have an effect on future education and job prospects. Understanding the impact of the caring role on the school experience of young carers will enable school nurses to provide appropriate support for young carers, improving their school experience and subsequent outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Young carers; School nurse; Psychological and emotional wellbeing; School experience; Social isolation
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Family Care & Mental Health
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 08:31
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None

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