This briefing looks at Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young carers and their specific and unique needs. BAME young carers have long been recognised as particularly vulnerable. The term BAME is inclusive of those who may have vastly different issues and vulnerabilities including within their own communities. For example, there are differences within Black, Minority Ethnic and many Asian families and communities. Asian communities themselves vary drastically also depending on their country of origin and time spent in the UK. Much of our research is focused on issues within Asian communities, predominantly South Asian, as that is the highest BAME demographic within our young carers’ services. The sheer breadth of different communities we work with is demonstrated in the chart below. Therefore, in this report the term BAME relates mostly to South Asian families.