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Young Carers

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children in Northern Ireland are identified as young carers. (80949)

In the 2001 census, there were 398,056 children aged under 16 in Northern Ireland, of whom 5,377 were providing care to family members, friends, neighbours or others because of long-term physical or mental ill-health, disability or problems related to, old age.