Here we are on a Monday morning again and a new week looms.
There has been coverage on the media re the debate taking place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday, and the debate itself of course. Many grandparents have contacted their local MPs and we hope to have a great deal of support.
At this point I would once again like to say some thank you’s.
This debate would not be happening if it wasn’t for our patron Dame Esther Rantzens involvement, had she not arranged for Marc and I to meet with the then Justice Minister Dominic Raab and MP Nigel Huddleston, we would not be where we are this week.
Thanks also to Nigel and his team, Chloe in particular who has worked so hard to make this happen.
Public figures be they celebrities or MPs get slated all the time, and are rarely given acknowledgment when things go well, so time to put that straight.
The whole situation of estrangement and alienation is full of the negatives, and it takes some positive people with passion and determination to move forward.
There are many groups across the country doing great things with help and support for others, but this is not about individual people or groups, this is about everyone involved to work for the common good. It is not about people on pedestals craving thanks and limelight, this is about working together for the sake of a whole generation of young people who don’t have a voice.
Whatever comes from Wednesdays debate, the fact remains that the devastation of relationships within the family unit when it goes wrong, has and continues to be damaging our young people.
Don’t ever think that the children involved in estrangement and alienation are ok, they aren’t they are struggling in all sorts of different ways, and it is time for the adults in their lives to do what is right for the children, to always put the children first.
As adults we have a great deal of work to do in supporting these children, and to listen to them.
Grandchildren have a right to access their grandparents, unless there is a PROVEN reason why they can’t, and the fact that someone is trying to score points or someone is vindictive and revengeful, is not a reason.