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Last Updated: Wednesday May 26 2010 17:05 GMT

Press Packer Jade has to care for her mum

Hundreds of thousands of kids in the UK take care of parents who are too ill to look after themselves.

This can make life really difficult at school. Two out of every three young carers say they've been bullied, according to research.

12-year-old Press Packer Jade cares for her mum. Here's her story...