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Court Orders: Grandparents

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 223614, tabled on 5 February 2015

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.

Answered on

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.

Financial year

Number of applications for contact by Grandparents







The latest full financial year available data is for 2013-14.