Support for Grandparent carers

A new poll shows many people think Grandparents who care for children because their parents can't should get more support.

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Charity calls for more help for Grandparent carers

A charity calling for better support for Grandparent carers in Wales is pleased with the results of a new poll showing 82% of adults agree.

It's great that people in Wales are backing grandparent carers.

We're calling on local authorities to give kinship carers, and the children they are raising, the assistance they need. All too often kinship carers are left to bring up vulnerable children without any financial or practical help from their council.

It is time for local authorities and central government to recognise and support the vital role kinship carers play in keeping children out of care because it is both better for children and more cost-effective for the taxpayer.

– Sam Smethers, Grandparents Plus Chief Executive

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