Sometimes grandparents might look after grandchildren for a long period of time.
Get legal advice if you are worried about the children and want to know what can happen.

  • If you are a grandparent taking care of grandchildren, you might have worries about your grandchildren going back to their parents.
  • For example:
    • you might want your grandchildren to stay with you until they grow up. OR
    • you might want them to be with you certain days each week or each month.
  • It’s good to get legal information and advice about your options. Start by calling Helpline.


Who Can Help? (Service Providers)

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Text based resources about this topic


Grandparent Carers: Legal and Financial Support

This video is about grandparents who are caring for their grandkids.


Caring for Children when you are not their Parent

This webpage talks about caring for children when you are not the parent of those children.


Having a Grandchild in your Care

This webpage talks about family law and grandparents.


Legal issues for Older People – Are you a Grandparent?

This short booklet has information for grandparents.


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