The above link Is the very reason we at Grandparents Apart UK abandoned the campaign for automatic legal rights for grandparents. We did warn that something like this would happen. That is why we opted for the Charter for Grandchildren which does not infringe on parental rights and would have parents with us instead of against us. A Government Minister told people that grandparents would have more rights than parents was in our opinion a ploy to divide and conquer. For fairer family laws we must stay united and work together.
Real Grandparents in our experience accept that the parents do have full responsibility for their children and only want their grandchildren to be happy and to see them on a regular basis. Parents see that Grandparents having automatic legal rights is trying to take control and are disturbed by this.
The Charter for Grandchildren focuses on the children, what they need from their grandparents and forces social services and professionals to look more closely at the benefits grandparents can be to the children. It has all the rights grandparents would need without treading on parents toes.
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