Research and analysis
Grandparents providing childcare: briefing paper
Review of research evidence and statistics on grandparents who provide childcare.
This report examines the care provided by grandparents while parents work or study.
It looks at:
- the type of care grandparents provide and how often
- the time grandparents spend with grandchildren more generally
- contact between grandparents and grandchildren after parental divorce or separation
The report does not include grandparents as sole carers.
Published 24 November 2011