Hi, thank you for your question. Just a bit more information required to fully assist you:
-What were thr past arrangements for you to see thr youngest children?
-Are there any ccourtorders in place?
-How was the 15 year old placed in your care?
Thank you, ***** ***** on average would the children have contact with you?
Thank you. Firstly, unfortunately grandparents have no automatic rights to see or have contact with their grandchildren, but the children have a right to a relationship with their extended family. It is for their parents to make this decision.However, given that you appear to have had regular contact with them im thr past I would suggest you write an amicable letter to her requesting arrangements be put in place for contact with you and their sibling. If this is refused you I would suggest that you make a referral to an independent mediator (you can find local ones here: familymediationcouncil.org.uk). The mediator will assist you both in reaching an amicable agreement that is in the children's best interests. If mediation does not help, then you will be able to pursue an application to court using form C2 for leave to apply for a child arrangement order (as you do not have parental responsibility) and also under Form C100 for a child arrangement order together with a £155 and £215 (for each application) court fee to your local family court and the court can make a decision regarding the matter. For your information the Court will take into consideration the following when making a decision regarding the application:
1.The wishes and feelings of the child concerned2. The child’s physical, emotional and educational needs3. The likely effect on the child if circumstances changed as a result of the courts decision4. The child’s age, sex, backgrounds and any other characteristics which will be relevant to the court’s decision5. Any harm the child has suffered or may be at risk of suffering6. Capability of the child’s parents (or any other person the courts find relevant) at meeting the child’s needs7. The powers available to the court in the given proceedings
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