Call for 'rights for grandparents' law.
03 June 2018
MPs are calling for the government to enshrine in law the right for grandparents to see their grandchildren after a divorce.
They want an amendment to the Children Act, which would include a child's right to have a close relationship with members of their extended family.
The change would also cover aunts and uncles seeing nieces and nephews.
The Ministry of Justice said it would consider the proposal.
The current rules mean relatives have to apply to court to gain access rights to a child and then have a child arrangement order - or CAO - put in place.
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