Consultation responses

Grandparents Plus regularly responds to consultations either on our own or in partnership with others.  You can find recent consultation responses here.


Grandparents Plus argues for more thought to be given to kinship as a permanency option:
Improving Permanence for Looked After Children DfE November 2013


Grandparents Plus asks that the informal care provided by grandparents is be better recognised and supported:

Childcare consultation DfE & DWP August 2012


Grandparents Plus highlights the fact that contact is an issue for many kinship carers:

Contact consultation response DFE August 2012


Grandparents Plus stresses the importance of keeping siblings together:

Placing of children in sibling groups for adoption DFE August 2012


Grandparents Plus calls on the Government to give greater consideration to grandparents’ roles:

Modern Workplaces BIS consultation 2011


Grandparents Plus asked for kinship carers to be exempted from the benefit cap:

Response to Social Security Advisory Committee consultation on Universal Credit Regulations 2012


Grandparents Plus founder Jean Stogdon writes about good practice in child protection:

Munro Review – Call for evidence response from Jean Stogdon July 2010


Grandparents Plus calls for the introduction of the right to request flexible working for all :

April 2010 family green paper response


Grandparents Plus asks for kinship carers to be recognised as a distinctive group for benefit entitlements. Our request was subsequently successful- unemployed kinship carers are to be given a 12-month exemption from the Universal Credit requirement that they look for work:

Universal credit response to Select Committee


Grandparents Plus  welcomes the extension of National Insurance credits to grandparents providing childcare:

Response to consultation on National Insurance credit changes