Kelly, 17, cares for her mother and sister
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'I've been caring for mum since I was 5'

Kelly is 17 and has been caring for her mother - who suffers from depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and panic attacks - since she was 5 years old.

Research by The Children's Society suggests young people who care for a parent or sibling are in danger of having their education and job prospects permanently damaged.

Kelly talks to the BBC about her daily routine, and how her schoolwork and social life have suffered as a result.

  • 16 May 2013