The ‘Charter for Grandchildren’ was created for everyone concerned regarding the welfare of children to adhere to. But obviously the social services in the case below failed to do this and went ahead in their own interest ignoring any thoughts of what they were putting this child through.
The failure of social services to consider this child have created a very potent reason why the Charter for Grandchildren must be made mandatory for all professionals to make them consider the children first.
This could never have happened if grandparents were relevant persons in their grandchildren’s lives. The child could not have been removed until all avenues had been explored by a court as to his best interests.
This scenario and similar is an everyday occurrence in the UK and as grandparents are now the main carer’s of children due to the alcohol and drug scene now more than ever must have some form of relevancy in their grandchildren’s lives to prevent children being traumatised by being removed by strangers causing no end of harm.
A mother abandons her child and the grandparents take over and bring the child up. Because of concern for their daughter they did not sue for custody as they did not think it would be permanent. Then 5 years later the mother who they have not heard from since she walked out came back into their lives and demanded her son back.
The child is confused and terrified as he is taken away by the mother, a social worker and two policemen. all perfect strangers The trauma to this child is heartbreaking.
This happened because grandparents have no legal rights to their own grandchildren and were unable to stop this snatching of their grandson by social services.. Although they protested that they would bring the child to court themselves they were overruled and the child was removed in an emotional scene.
No one is denying the right of a mother to come back into her child’s life but the manner this was carried out was extreme by anybodies standards. No thought for the effect on this child was considered by any one of the assault force that snatched this child from the only parents and home he knew.
You can help to stop abuse of children like this and it will only cost you the price of a stamp.
Please write or call or email your member of parliament whichever country of the UK you live in and demand that the Charter for Grandchildren be adopted and made mandatory for all professionals working in the welfare of children.
Letter to your member of Parliament address below. Click link for your MP
The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP.
House of Commons, London Government, SW1 0AA
Welsh Assembly, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ.
Northern Ireland Assembly, Parliament Buildings, Belfast, BT4 3XX
Grandparents Apart UK
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