If you're a young carer, you probably look after one of your parents or care for a brother or sister.
Having a parent, grandparent or sibling with a disability or illness can make a difference to the way you feel and talk about things.
You may be taking on extra tasks like shopping, cooking and cleaning.
You might have to physically help the person you care for -to wash, get dressed or move about.
You might be supporting their well-being and mental health.
The Children's Society campaigns for changes to laws and policy that affect children.
For example, its work with young people on the streets culminated in a study in 1999, which called for a nationwide network of safe houses to be set up, and for statutory money to pay for them.
This work also fed into a campaign to decriminalise prostitution for under-18s.
The charity argued that child prostitution should be seen as a child protection issue, and that police and other agencies should protect children and young people from exploitation.
In 1995, The Children's Society published the first report to highlight child prostitution in this way and the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Association of Directors of Social Services responded by making a public commitment to review the way they dealt with these children.
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The maze of rights and entitlements can be complicated.
Filling in paperwork can be complicated.
Getting a break can be complicated.
Our feelings about caring can certainly be complicated.
Carers UK are there to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don't have to care alone.
Carers UK's expert telephone advice and support service is here if you want to talk about caring.
If you're looking for answers, our online information and support is the best place to start.
Carers UK are at the forefront of the carers' movement, bringing carers together to have a voice and deliver lasting change.
Carers UK will keep campaigning until they can all look after loved ones without putting our own lives on hold.