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Protect, support, provide

Examining the role of grandparents in families at risk of poverty

In this report we have focused on several groups particularly vulnerable to poverty (single parent families, families where a child or parent has a disability, black and minority ethnic families and family and friends carers). We explore the shape and nature of deprivation for those grandparents and grandchildren. In particular we consider the scale of grandparents’ childcare contribution and how the childcare they provide may increase the risk of poverty for themselves.