Only people with parental responsibility, for example parents, step-parents or guardians can make an application for a Contact Order. Whilst grandparents rights are limited they can, however, apply for permission (leave) to apply for a Contact Order and the courts will consider the following:
The applicant’s connection with the child.
The nature of the application for contact.
Whether the application might be potentially harmful to the child’s well-being in any way.
You can apply for a Contact Order through the court to gain access to your grandchildren by filling C100 application form.
They can apply online by using the below web link-
However you should try to resolve the issue amicably first by directly speaking with the parents or with the help of a family mediator , before moving to the court for contact orders.
You can approach your local council /citizen advice bureau , most of them have family mediation services.
Else you can find a local mediator using the below weblink-
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