Dear Friends and Members
Nick Clegg the Deputy Prime Minister has in my opinion opened up a dialogue in Family Law, which I welcome but giving grandparents legal rights to see their children is one step too far at this moment in time.
Grandparents should not have rights over parents as this would alienate some parents who themselves cannot see their children and other parents who consider that their children’s grandparents are not suitable nor appropriate to have contact with children at all.
What is needed is a change in the thinking of people so that children are taking out of the equation altogether so that it is the norm that children are allowed to see the ones they love and who love them.
We in Grandparents Apart Wales believe this is the modern way to go where the love and protection of children is spread through out the family and does not become an issue between parents who fall out of love with each other.
Children need more than a tick box mentality and Social Services and the courts should ensure their interests come first and not just pay lip service to it.
The attachment is a letter to the North Wales Weekly News and I hope they print it.
I hope you all have a good week.