Who Cares? Refugee and Migrant Young People with Caring Responsibilities

The paper aims to raise awareness of the limitations evident in the development of policies and support services for young carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their families. These limitations are a result of an absence of data on the characteristics of young carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds, their caring responsibilities, the services and support required by them and their families, and the barriers they face when seeking help. Therefore, the aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of addressing this gap, propose ‘signposts’ for further research and policy development, and generate discussion in this area.