This film highlights what remains largely a hidden issue. Child carers describe the hardships they face at home and how difficult this can make coping at school. Sarah Jane has cared for her parents \”since I could walk\”. Her mum has cerebral palsy and her father Crohn’s disease and severe depression. Ian and Gemma look after their mother, who suffers from a mental illness, as well as their younger sisters.
Jenny Franks, head of the Children’s Society Young Carers Initiative also features.