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Child Arrangements Orders: Grandparents

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 12436, tabled on 4 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on improving child access rights for grandparents.

Answered on

12 February 2020

The Government understands the difficulties that some grandparents face in continuing relationships with their grandchildren following disputes arising from parental separation.

We wish to understand the outcome of the President of the Family Division’s consultation on recommendations for reforming how child arrangements cases are dealt with by the family court before deciding whether any specific proposals are needed in respect of child arrangements and grandparents. The Government will carefully consider those proposals when published.