Siblings who raise brothers and sisters ‘are being failed by social services’

Siblings who raise younger brothers and sisters are being failed by social care services, according to the first report into the issue, Big Bruv, Little Sis.

The report, launched on Thursday by the Labour MP Alan Johnson and the Family Rights Group, found that even more than other family and friends, sibling carers struggle to obtain the practical and financial support they need.

“Our report reveals that too often we’re failing those who most need our help – with the research study citing example after example of social care services making these young people’s situation so much harder than it need have been rather than giving them the support they desperately require,” said Cathy Ashley, editor of the report.

read in full here – Guardian

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