Grandparents Apart UK

Grandparents Apart UK
"Bringing Families Together"

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A heartbroken plea to keep a family together.

My Family Destroyed
(A mothers story)

Sobbing profusely the Scottish mother and daughter who fled to Ireland for justice has made a heartbreaking plea for legal support to keep her family together.

Her voice breaking she went on to say “Can anyone help to end this nightmare? I have no money for barristers and have been refused Irish legal aid because the Scottish social services accuse me of emotional child abuse for removing my daughter from a place where she was extremely unhappy. I have never had a court order against me. Scottish social services snatched my two children by means of lies and deceit”

“ My daughter is having nightmares at the thought of going back there again as she is so happy living with the Irish foster carers and the thought of us being together again”.

“The social workers that travelled to Ireland from Scotland were refused permission to take her back, by a judge as there was no court order against me. When they were leaving they spoke to my wee girl and put her in a state of fear and she has been having nightmares since. I’ll never forgive them for that” “I only ever wanted a fair hearing to put my case but I have always come up against a lies”

“The barrister recommended by, i think it was Irish legal aid, told me I have been refused funding and my daughter will be sent back to Scotland. A secret Woman’s Aid refuge that took me in has clammed up on me and refused me the use of their phone to call Scotland without giving me any explanation why”

Grandparents have been reporting child emotional abuse to social services in Scotland for years and they have been giving the impression, if there were no physical signs of abuse, it was all in the grandparents minds. It seems they recognise emotional abuse when it suits them.

It would appear that the social services are exercising their omnipotent power again and teaching this young mother a lesson for daring to oppose them.

To give this mother fair hearing is not in the social services best interest because they are afraid the truth would then come out. As this young mother claims she has proof of laws they have broken against her family.

Please contact,

Jimmy Deuchars
Grandparents Apart UK
22 Alness crescent
Glasgow G52 1PJ
0141 882 5658

Monday, July 27, 2009

Latest press release

The Scottish Government claims “Grandparents are very important in children’s lives” so they created the ‘Charter for Grandchildren’ then refuse to make it effective. They have now passed the buck to the local authorities, telling us it is their responsibility.

Councillor O’Rourke of Glasgow City Council, along with other councillors, says they have no powers to make it mandatory.
Liam Rankin, civil servant in the Scottish Government has not replied to our letter asking who really is responsible.

The amount of bad publicity throughout the whole of the UK regarding social services failing our children highlights the need for more involvement with grandparents and the extended family for the protection of our children.

The Scottish Government has created the ‘Charter for Grandchildren’ because they recognised the need for it but they are dithering on backing up their own creation. They are stalling by saying they are doing this and that but nothing ever comes of it. Their actions to date have shown that they are embarrassed in knowing they are not doing everything in their power for our children’s protection. It is in a child’s best interests to make the charter at least mandatory for professionals.

The government refuses to grant any legal automatic rights to grandparents but was asked to at least make the ‘Charter for Grandchildren’ mandatory for professionals, to ensure children have the best protection and benefits grandparents can offer. The amount of grandparents still being ignored by social services and professionals regarding their grandchildren’s best interests is an everyday occurrence. .

The NHS was asked to look at our programme for stress and depression relief for grandparents, fathers and others at work who could be a danger to other workers if they are not concentrating on their job. They eventually referred us to The Scottish Government. Nicola Sturgeon wrote back to me and referred us to the NHS. Talk about circles.

The Scottish Government are not interested at all in the welfare of grandparents or extended family who suffers under our unjust family laws.