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’ response to a government consultation on Working together to safeguard children: revisions.

Working Together to Safeguard Children: Revisions 2015


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