One Grandparent in Seven Prevented from Seeing Grandchildren

The Mail on Sunday (London, England), October 13, 2019 | Go to article overview

One Grandparent in Seven Prevented from Seeing Grandchildren


Byline: Sanchez Manning social affairs correspondent

ONE in seven grandparents in Britain is being prevented from seeing their grandchildren, research has found.

And nearly a quarter reported that they had been excluded from their grandchild's life after the child's parents had divorced or separated.

A further seven per cent said they had been intentionally frozen out by their own daughters or sons, or their children's spouses.

The survey of more than 2,000 grandparents showed that those in the North East of England had been worst hit by the trend, with one in three reporting restricted access to their grandchildren.

Fourteen per cent admitted only seeing their grandchildren every few months, with distance cited as the main reason for the infrequency of the visits.

Leading family lawyer Vicky Preece revealed that more and more grandparents are now taking legal action to gain access to their estranged grandchildren.

Ms Preece, from IBB Solicitors in West London, which commissioned the study by Atomik Research, said: 'In the past ten years, I've seen a rise in cases of this kind. I deal with about 20 cases a year and I would say up to half have an element of grandparents being estranged from their grandchildren.' She warned: 'Some grandparents are paying out quite substantial legal costs. If you end in fully contested private proceedings, you are talking tens of thousands of pounds.' Ms Preece claimed the research highlighted how family relations had broken down across the country. …

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