Grandparents as primary carers of their grandchildren: A national, State, and Territory analysis

Project Type/Affiliations: Australian Research Council, Linkage Grant
Project Status: Archive
People Involved: Bettina Cass, Deborah Brennan, Megan Blaxland
Research Areas: Care
Funding Agency: Australian Research Council - Linkage Program
Non-Staff Involved: Sue Green (Nura Guli) and Anne Hampshire (Mission Australia)

This unique collaboration between researchers, four government Departments in the Commonwealth, NSW, South Australia and the Northern Territory concerned with child and family welfare, and Mission Australia, uses innovative methods to analyse nonIndigenous and Indigenous grandparents as primary carers of their grandchildren. The project will analyse the circumstances and needs of grandparents and grandchildren in different formal and informal arrangements. It will provide a comprehensive audit of national, state and territory policies and identify gaps for the development of policies and services to promote the health and wellbeing of grandparents and children.