I know a lot of people say here he goes again the same old record. This record will never stop until the governments of the UK recognise fully and legally the role grandparents play in the care and protection of their grandchildren.
The government of the UK say they cannot grant contact to grandparents because it is not suitable in all cases. Their complete ban for grandparental contact is not suitable in all cases either when children are trapped in drug and alcohol homes (The Forgotten Children) http://www.grandparentsapart.co.uk/forum/posting.php?mode=post&f=3 or when grandparents are banned from the excellent early detection of neglect and abuse only because of the special relationship and insight they have within their own family..
Nothing can ever be foolproof but the government is not even trying to compromise, condemning these forgotten children to a life of horror. Their strategy is not working in the best interests of the child.
Children 1st group says the governments should give grandparents the right of information about their grandchildren’s welfare Woman’s Aid cannot praise grandparents enough for the love and early detection that grandparents offer. But It all falls on deaf ears in the government.
There is too much secrecy, the governments are very evasive in enlightening the public and would rather it be kept quiet rather than be exposed to the truth that they are failing to use every means to protect our children.
We had a petition in the Scottish Parliament asking for a review of “Are professionals that work with children doing so in the child's best interest or their own. Social services being working to budget rather than the true welfare of the child.
This petition has been closed but the wording was changed slightly to confuse the issue.