MPs are backing calls for a change in the current law in respect of the rights of grandparents and other wider family members. 

Currently, in order to make an application for a Child Arrangements Order, grandparents first need to apply for permission. If this is granted, an application for a Child Arrangements Order can progress. 

Whatever the changes to the procedure of applying for a Child Arrangements Order, the Court would still consider the welfare of the child and so any decisions to be made within proceedings would follow the same principles as are currently in place. 

If you have any queries about the rights of grandparents or wider family members, please get in touch:

e: emilyh@inspirefamily.co.uk

t: 01722 446246