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Aldridge, J. (2004) ‘Research informing policy: the case of young carers’, in Becker, S. and Bryman, A. (eds) Understanding Research for Social Policy and Practice, Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 22-26.

Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1993) Children Who Care: Inside the World of Young Carers, Loughborough: Young Carers Research Group.

Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1994) My Child, My Carer: The Parents’ Perspective, Loughborough: Young Carers Research Group.

Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (1999) ‘Children as carers: the impact of parental illness and disability on children’s caring roles’, Journal of Family Therapy, vol 21, no 3, pp. 303-20.

Aldridge, J. and Becker, S. (2003) Children Caring for Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals, Bristol: The Policy Press.

Becker, S. (2000) ‘Young carers’, in Davies, M. (ed.) The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Work, Oxford: Blackwell, p 378.

Becker, S., Aldridge, J. and Dearden, C. (1998) Young Carers and Their Families, Oxford: Blackwell Science.

Bibby, A. and Becker, S. (2000) Young Carers in Their Own Words, London: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Bilsborrow, S. (1992) ‘You Grow  up Fast as Well…’ Young Carers on Merseyside, Liverpool: Carers National Association, Personal Services Society and Barnardos.

Cawson, P. (2002) Child Maltreatment in the Family: The Experiences of a National Sample of Young People, London: NSPCC.

Cawson, P., Wattam, C., Brooker, S. and Kelly, G. (2000) Child Maltreatment in the United Kingdom: A Study of the Prevalence of Child Abuse and Neglect, London: NSPCC.

Crabtree, H. and Warner, L. (1999) Too Much To Take On: A Report on Young Carers and Bullying, London: The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Cree, V. (2003a) Under Pressure: A Study of Mental Health Needs of Young Carers, Edinburgh: Edinburgh Young Carers Project.

Cree, V. (2003b) ‘Worries and problems of young carers: issues for mental health’, Child and Family Social Work, vol 8, no 4, pp. 301-309.

Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1995) Young Carers: The Facts, Sutton: Reed Business Publishing.

Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (1998) Young Carers in the United Kingdom: A Profile, London: Carers National Association.

Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2000) Growing Up Caring: Vulnerability and Transition to Adulthood - Young Carers’ Experiences, Leicester: Youth Work Press for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2004) Young Carers in the UK: The 2004 Report, London: Carers UK.

Dearden, C. and Becker, S. (2005) ‘Growing up caring: young carers and vulnerability to social exclusion’, in Barry, M. (ed) Youth Policy and Social Inclusion: Critical Debates with Young People, London: Routledge, pp. 251-269.

Elliott, A. (1992) Hidden Children: A Study of Ex-Young Carers of Parents with Mental Health Problems in Leeds, Leeds: City Council Mental Health Development Section.

Frank, J. (2002) Making It Work: Good Practice with Young Cares and Their Families, London:  The Children’s Society and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers.

Frank, J., Tatum, C. and Tucker, S. (1999) On Small Shoulders: Learning from the Experiences of Former Young Carers, London: The Children’s Society.

Gorin, S. (2004) Understanding What Children Say: Children’s Experiences of Domestic Violence, Parental Substance Misuse and Parental Health Problems, London: National Children’s Bureau for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

HM Government (1999) Caring About Carers – A National Strategy for Carers, London: Department of Health.

HM Government (2003) Every Child Matters (Green Paper, Cm 5860), London: Norwich: HMSO.

Imrie, J. and Coombes, Y. (1995) No Time to Waste: The Scale and Dimensions of the Problem of Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in the United Kingdom, Ilford: Barnardos.

Jones, A., Jeyasingham, D. and Rajasooriya, S. (2002) Invisible Families: The Strengths and Needs of Black Families in which Young People have Caring Responsibilities, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Keith, L. and Morris, J. (1995) ‘Easy targets: a disability rights perspective on the “children as carers” debate’, Critical Social Policy, no 44/45, pp 36-57.

Landells, S. and Pritlove, J. (1994) Young Carers of a Parent with Schizophrenia: A Leeds Survey, Leeds: City Council, Department of Social Services.

Lewis, E. (2001) Afraid To Say: The Needs and Views of Young People Living With HIV/AIDS, London: National Children’s Bureau.

Marsden, R. (1995) Young Carers and Education, London: Borough of Enfield Education Department.

Newman, T. (2002) ‘“Young carers” and disabled parents: time for a change of direction?’, Disability and Society, vol 17, no 6, pp. 613-625.

Olsen, R. and Parker, G. (1997) ‘A response to Aldridge and Becker – “Disability rights and the denial of young carers: the dangers of zero-sum arguments”’, Critical Social Policy, no 50, pp 125-33.

Robson, E. and Ansell, N. (2000) ‘Young carers in Southern Africa’, in Holloway, S. L. and Valentine, G. (eds) Children’s Geographies: Playing, Living, Learning, London: Routledge, pp. 174-193.

Roche, J. and Tucker, S. (2003) ‘Extending the social exclusion debate: an exploration of the family lives of young carers and young people with ME’, Childhood, vol 10, no 4, pp. 439-456.

SCARE (2005) ‘The health and well-being of young carers’, [online] eLSC. Available from: http://www.elsc.org.uk/briefings.

Segal, J. and Simkins, J. (1993) My Mum Needs Me: Helping Children with Ill or Disabled Parents, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Shah, R. and Hatton, C. (1999) Caring Alone: Young Carers in South Asian Communities, Illford: Barnardos.

The Education Network (TEN) (2005) Young Carers, London: TEN. [ring 020 7554 2800 to order]

Thomas, N., Stainton, T., Jackson, S., Cheung, W.Y., Doubtfire, S. and Webb, A. (2003) ‘“Your friends don’t understand”: Invisibility and unmet need in the lives of “young carers”’, Child and Family Social Work, vol 8, no 1, pp. 35-46.

Tunnard, J. (2004) Parental Mental Health Problems: Messages from Research, Policy and Practice, Dartington: Research into Practice.

Walker, A. (1996) Young Carers and their Families, London: The Stationery Office.

Wates, M. (2002) Supporting Disabled Adults in their Parenting Role, York: York Publishing Services.

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