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Number of young carers in the UK 'underestimated'

New figures for the BBC indicate there could be four times as many young carers in the UK as previously thought.

The survey of 4,000 secondary school pupils across the UK suggests that 700,000 young people have personal caring responsibilities.

Mark Easton reports.

  • 16 Nov 2010