What is your position if your Grandchildren live with you


8.3 What is your position if your Grandchildren live with you?

It is not unusual, for various reasons, for grandchildren to live with their grandparents. You may have the Child Benefit paid to you, and there may be no formal Court Order. Did you know that you have no legal right to make decisions for the child unless you have a Residence Order? Only a person with Parental Responsibility can make decisions about a child and grandparents will only have Parental Responsibility if they also have a Residence Order in their favour for that child. You may need to consult a Solicitor for advice as to how to obtain a Residence Order in your favour.