In the best interest of the child?

Sometimes I wish that the millions of children across the UK who are denied contact with their grandparents, could see what their grandparents are doing to try to regain a relationship with them.

Grandparents are doing everything they can think of trying to communicate with parents, pleading, trying mediation and at the very last resort are going to court.

All we ever hear is ‘in the best interest of the child,’ but is it in their best interest to be left with an abusive parent or where they are being neglected emotionally and physically?

No of course it isn’t.

SS insisting that grandparents should work with the alienating parent as is in ‘the best interest of a child,’ even when a child is saying they are locked in their room, when they have had their mobile taken from them so that they have no contact with the outside world, they are not allowed friends and have not been allowed to go to school for months.

Why are these children not being listened to?

Why are schools not asking pertenant questions?

Those who are supposed to be representing these children, writing to the children in a home where a parent throws  the child’s mail away. Refusing to listen to the child’s grandparents as they have to be instructed by their client, the child, but the child has no way of communicating with them.

If you are a young person who is not being allowed to see a parent or grandparent, don’t you ever think they have forgotten you.

They have not, they are fighting with everything they can, battling for your voices to be heard.

Grandparents who are making themselves ill with the despair of it all, they are exhausted and bewildered that the professionals who are supposed to be their to protect our children, are not acting ‘in the best interest of the child.’

One day the truth with be out, young people will be able to use their voices loud and clear.

Until that day, we will try and be your voice, stay strong.



About Jane

Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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