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Grandparents can often find themselves looking after their grand children on an occasional or regular basis. Occupying them or keeping up with the latest trends can be a challenge.

Whatever your role as a grandparent there is advice available from Grandparents Plus. If you are providing childcare they have advice on making sure the arrangements are suitable for you, the child and their parents. They also have tips on fun activities to do with your grandchildren. They also offer advice for grandparents that have limited or no access to their grandchildren as well as those with the responsibility of raising a relative's child. You can find advice and information on their website at www.grandparentsplus.org.ukOpens new window.

 

If you look after your grandchildren you may find this happens more during the school holidays so make sure you are prepared. You can check School term, holiday dates and closures on the schools pages of our website. If you are looking to occupy the grandchildren during the holidays then you can find a list of activities taking place across Swansea on our  page. 

 

Social media and internet use is a way of life for many people and your grandchildren will see it as the norm to spend time talking to friends on these sites. Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and relatives but it can have its darker side. You can help keep your grandchildren stay safe online by understanding more about social media and the internet. 

The Think u Know website has guides for children and young people on staying safe online. For parents and carers there is information on the latest viral trends and advice on how to keep children safe online. You can find this information at www.thinkuknow.co.ukOpens new window. Further advice can be found on the Parent Info website at http://parentinfo.orgOpens new window.

Don't forget that the internet can also help you to find new things to do. Making the internet work for families is the role of the ParentZone website. You can find advice and tips at http://parentzone.org.ukOpens new window. From helping with homework to planning a family trip the internet is a great place for new ideas.

 

The Swansea Family Information Service (FIS) is a one stop shop, providing free, quality, impartial information on a wide range of childcare, children's, family support and family related issues. You can find information on childcare providers. family centres and family support services. They also provide advice and information about support agencies to parents and carers of disabled children. This information is available on the Family Information Service pages of this website.

 

The council is committed to making sure that our policies and functions have a positive effect on the children and young people in Swansea. We have embedded the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into the way we set our policies. The UNCRC has 42 articles which set out how children should be treated. You can find out more about how we embed these rights in our work as well as listening to young people's views and how their rights are included at school on our Children and young people's rights pages of this website.

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