Children as carers
If you fell over and cut your knee, or had a virus and were vomiting in the night, who would help you? Who would make sure that your knee was cleaned and bandaged, or hold your head while you were sick and clean up the mess afterwards?
Most kids live in a home where a parent or carer would do that. Some kids however, live in a home where THEY are the one who do the "looking after".
These kids may have a parent or sibling who:
- is disabled in some way
- has a physical disability
- has an illness
- is mentally unwell
- has a problem with drugs or alcohol