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Grandparents: Parental Responsibility

Volume 492: debated on Friday 8 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the attitudes of grandparents to providing childcare support for their grandchildren. (273816)

Officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families reviewed the literature around the attitudes of grandparents providing child care support for their grandchildren, as part of the work to develop the strategy document “Next Steps for Early Learning and Childcare” (published January 2009).

Later this year we will hold a consultation event with grandparents and grandparents’ interest groups to update the position on support grandparents need from services.