Tuesday 6 January 2009 6.40pm
Hello all! Hope you had a wonderful 2007/2008 and will enjoy an even better 2009.
I have just watched a television advertisement outlining the plight of an 8 year old child who was (is?) struggling to care for her mother, sadly disabled with MS. Does anybody else find it disturbing that, if a child under 14 is left in sole charge of a child or children, quite rightly, the parent is in breach of the law yet an underage child can be responsible for the care of a disabled parent (and probably younger siblings) with no Government provided help or intervention?