Young Carers

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Dear Children Commissioners,

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information in regards to Young Carers. I would like to know:

1. How many young carers are you aware of in your country?

2. Categorised by gender and age.

3. How many are caring for a parent?

4. How many are caring for a sibling?

5. How many are caring for a grandparent over the age of 70?

Please provide the above information digitally, preferably in the form of an excel spreadsheet.
If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under your Section 16 obligations, as to how I can refine my request to be included in the scope of the Act.

In any case, if you can identify ways that my request could be refined please provide further advice and assistance to indicate this.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as stipulated by the Act.

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for.

Yours faithfully,

Kirsty Card

Sara Jermin, Children's Commissioner for Wales

Dear Kirsty Card

Thank you for contacting us.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide you with the information you have requested because we do not gather nor do we hold the information you have requested in recorded form.

If you are dissatisfied with this information, you have the right to request an internal review. All reviews are impartial and undertaken by a member of the Commissioner's Management Team. Reviews will usually be completed within 20 working days following the date a request for review is received. In exceptional cases, the time for response may be extended to 40 working days.

Requests for internal review should be clearly marked, and can either be emailed to [Children’s Commissioner for Wales request email] or sent by post to the following address:

Children's Commissioner for Wales
Oystermouth House
Charter Court
Phoenix Way

If you remain dissatisfied with the findings of the internal review, you should contact the Information Commissioner on the details below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
TEL: 01625 545700
Fax: 01625 545510

Thanks again for getting in touch.

Kind regards,

Sara Jermin
Pennaeth Cyfathrebu a Pherfformiad | Head of Communications and Performance
Comisiynydd Plant Cymru | Children’s Commissioner for Wales

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