Raising Films carries out industry surveys across a range of concerns affecting parents and/or carers working in the screen sector. The findings revealed through all our research interventions are used to inform, educate, inspire and provoke change.

We work in partnership with key organisations to create surveys and work with academics specialising in research to interrogate the data. The reports we publish bring together quantitative and qualitative data and where possible offer recommendations for industry implementation.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT CARING survey – findings


82% of respondents stated that the impact of caring on their role in the screen industries has been somewhat or strongly negative.


62% of respondents stated that they received no financial support for their caring responsibilities.


49% of respondents said they do not refer to themselves as a carer.

MAKING IT POSSIBLE survey – findings


Respondents were 78% female and 21% male, and the survey observed that women tended to carry more of the burden as carers.


79% of parents and carers told us that their caring labour had a negative impact on their work in the UK film and television industries.


63% of respondents work freelance or are self-employed, and financial uncertainty is a major concern.

Our Reports


We Need To Talk About Caring

This piece of industry research from Raising Films (supported by Carers UK) surveyed people who are working, or who have worked, in the screen industries and who currently have caring responsibilities or have had caring responsibilities in the past.


Raising Our Game

Raising Our Game is our most wide-reaching piece of research – a report that examines and underlines the effects that the casualisation of labour combined with a lack of knowledge around rights and best practice, and often underlined by the assumption that working in the sector is a ‘privilege’, have had on our workforce.


Making It Possible survey

In 2015 Raising Films started a conversation about the challenges faced by parents and carers working in film and television. Now, we’re proud to present what we’ve learned with the results of our survey — the first nationwide look into the impact of caring on career development across the industry.