Grandparents very often play a significant role in children’s lives. They can be the ones that children turn to in times of crisis. Family separation is a process that brings a lot of anxiety and change. Grandparents can provide a vital role in helping children make the transition to the new family situation.
However, grandparents can often feel shut-out when there is a high degree of conflict between separating parents and many can feel very isolated.
We are currently developing our own information to help grandparents cope with family separation. However, the following links may be helpful.
Grandparents' Association works to improve the lives of children by working with and for all grandparents, especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems, are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren. Click here
Grandparents Plus is a national charity that promotes the role of grandparents and the extended family in children’s lives, particularly where parents are no longer able to care for their children. Click here
The Family Rights Group advise and support families whose children are involved with social services and they develop and promote services that help secure the bet possible futures for children and families. Click here