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Sarah Wellard

Sarah Wellard

Sarah Wellard is Director of Policy, Research and Communications at Grandparents Plus. She has led the charity’s research, policy and campaigning work since February 2010.

Sarah has an MSc in social policy from the LSE (2006), a BA (Hons) in psychology and a postgraduate diploma in economics from Birkbeck College London. Prior to working for Grandparents Plus Sarah has worked as a freelance researcher and journalist specialising in child welfare and social policy and has also worked in public policy and campaigning positions at Barnardo’s and disability charity United Response and as a civil servant.

  • “Care Gap Crisis” looms with British Grandparents working more than the rest of Europe

    Grandparenting in Europe - Report CoverNew research published today from Grandparents Plus shows that across Europe 40% of grandparents are playing a major role in providing childcare.

    British grandparents are almost twice as likely as their European counterparts to still be in work, while six in ten provide childcare.  They also have more grandchildren than in the other 11 countries studied.

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    Posted on March 15th, 2013 by Sarah Wellard filed under: Blog