What do you know about Grandparents Rights?

Courtesy of Emma Cordock – family law solicitor at AFG LAW, Bury

I have worked in family law for 10 years now. During my training, through qualification as a Legal Executive to becoming a solicitor I have seen the role of grandparents in the care of their grandchildren increase.

They are not only a support to their grandchildren in providing
practical and emotional support, grandparents are now becoming care givers for their grandchildren either for a short period or full time.

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Childrens Services

Have you had a visit or letter from Children’s Services? If so, the first thing to remember is do not panic.

Local authorities such as Bury, Rochdale, Bolton and Manchester have a duty to all children within their relative catchment areas. If a referral is made, or they have reason to believe that a child is not being looked after properly, then they have a duty to investigate.

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