Grandparents have wisdom; they are a good confidant for children and a good source of love and protection. I personally think it is time that the Government disbanded Social Care and its Social Workers as they are not acting in the best interests of the child/ren.
The Government pays Social Care for children one hundred million pounds a year I think this would be best spent employing health visitors whom have nursing backgrounds and usually have had children of their own. The Health visitor could identify a dysfunctional family and where necessary can look into extended family and Grandparents for extra care support and accommodation of children.
I think society has forgotten the comfort that a Grandparent can give and I think that if the Government worked on 'Every family Matters' instead of 'every child matters' there would be a lot more unity in family situations. Health Visitors are approachable unlike Social Workers and they can get positive support going in a family environment. There is too much fostering out children and regrettably adoption. I feel by changing their approach the Government could see working benefits for all and the sad case of Baby P would never happen again.
Grandparents need to be listened to more, firstly by their families, secondly to take on a grandchild as and when the need arises.
Get all your supporters to lobby Government. Write to their MPs really kick up a stink on this one. For the sake of family unity the Grandparents voice needs to be heard.
With kindest regards