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Development of a national data base

Children, adolescents and young adults who regularly take care of people close to them are internationally referred to as “young carers” (under 18 years) or “young adult carers” (under 25 years). Until recently, Switzerland lacked a reliable data on the situation of young carers. The research project “Young carers and young adult carers in Switzerland” funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation closes this research gap.
Among other things, the results were presented at the young carers conference.


Conference themes

  • “Learning from others” – international comparison of young carers' support and legal Framework
  • Results on awareness among professionals in Switzerland
  • Results of the national prevalence study
  • Support needs of young carers and their families
  • Testimonials from young carers
  • Approaches for the further development of a national young carers' strategy

Conference folder

All presentations and additional information summarized in one document can be found here.

Relevant literature

Would you like to know more? Our publications on current research results can be found here.

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