There are calls for schools to improve the way they support young carers in education.
Carers Trust Wales say a lack of understanding at school can have a negative impact on academic achievement.
Young carers are more likely to miss school and achieve lower grades, according to the charity.
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The Carers Trust Wales' Young Adult Carers Council report says young people are caring for relatives without their knowledge of education and health professionals, even though their caring role creates demands that impact on their capacity achieve at school and their health and wellbeing.
Their research shows a quarter of young carers are bullied because of their caring role.
To support schools to have the tools, knowledge and understanding to better support young carers, Carers Trust Wales has developed a Step by Step Guide, to raise awareness amongst teaching staff, governors, pupils and young carers themselves about who young carers are, what they do and how they can be better identified and supported.
As part of this project, 12 pilot schools across Wales have used the toolkit to improve how they support young carers within their schools, with great success.