Glasgow City Council Meeting
Item Minute - 26 August 2010
Charter for Grandchildren – Position noted.
With reference to the minutes of the Council of 18th February 2010 (Print 7, page 641) approving a motion that this Council resolve to examine the benefits of adopting the practices outlined in “The Charter for Grandchildren”, there was submitted and noted a report by the Executive Director of Social Care Services
Outlining the Charter for Grandchildren which detailed the rights of children and the responsibilities of statutory agencies which were already in legislation and ensured that, in making decisions on the lives of children, a full assessment of need should be undertaken involving all relevant people, including grandparents; and
Advising that this Council acknowledged that the rights of children and the role that grandparents played was already understood and part of practice in working with children and families.
Glasgow City Council, City Chambers, Glasgow G2 1DU
Committee considering the Charter for Grandchildren.
The committee headed by Councillor Sadie Docherty has received a report from the head of Glasgow’s social service stating that what is contained in the Charter for Grandchildren is already practised by his department. This infers that all you grandparents, who have been humiliated, ignored, cast aside and experienced and told “you have no rights to your grandchildren” and “we don’t need to speak to you” are not being truthful because he said his department does include grandparents as relevant persons.