The misuse of drug and alcohol over the Christmas period is the time of year where the neglect and abuse of children can be extreme. Going to constant parties can leave children unprotected and vulnerable to strangers that wander from house to house.
The social services are overworked at this time of year and they take grandparents love and unique relationship with their families for granted and know they rarely refuse to take their grandchildren in a crisis situation.
“The Charter for Grandchildren” should be made mandatory for professionals to observe and recognise grandparents as essential in children’s lives for early detection of abuse not only at Christmas but the whole year through.
Grandparents can and do save children from abuse.
Grandparents Apart UK
22 Alness crescent
Glasgow G52 1PJ
0141 882 5658