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The benefit system that results in child carers should be reviewed

1 Comment 10th September 2010

From time to time in the media there are stories of young children acting as carers to their disabled parents.  This is wrong and whatever rule within the benefit payments system that allows this to happen should be repealed.

Why does this matter?

This is important because such a burden is unfair to the children concerned and deprives them of their childhood whilst imposing responsibilities on them that are too great for their age.

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One Response to The benefit system that results in child carers should be reviewed

  1. david mcgowan says:

    my friend was a carer for her parents, sometimes its the choice between the child as a carer or the child going into care…

    also it builds character, children are tougher than they are given credit for.

    when my mother suffered from a debilitating illness i fed me and my brother got me and him to school, did washing cleaning, only for a few weeks, and other family helped out a little, but i was only 12, and i turned out fine.

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