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.
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:
Grandparents Plus highlights the fact that contact is an issue for many kinship carers:
Grandparents Plus stresses the importance of keeping siblings together:
Grandparents Plus calls on the Government to give greater consideration to grandparents’ roles:
Grandparents Plus asked for kinship carers to be exempted from the benefit cap:
Grandparents Plus founder Jean Stogdon writes about good practice in child protection:
Grandparents Plus calls for the introduction of the right to request flexible working for all :
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:
Grandparents Plus welcomes the extension of National Insurance credits to grandparents providing childcare: