To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many applications for Court Orders there have been from grandparents wishing to see grandchildren after the divorce of the parents of those children in the last three years.
12 February 2015
The number of applications by grandparents for Child Arrangement Orders (child to spend time with a named person) are shown below. Prior to 22nd April 2014 these were called Contact Orders.
These applications will most often be the result of parental separation involving both married and unmarried parents. It is not possible to provide figures for applications made only as a result of parents who have divorced as this is not held centrally.
Number of applications for contact by Grandparents
The latest full financial year available data is for 2013-14.