Published by The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
Contact between grandparents and their grandchildren
Author: Sarah Harvie-Clark
Published: Tuesday 22 May 2018 (SB 18-38)
What this briefing is about
A note on terminology
What is not covered by this briefing
Parental responsibilities and rights (PRRs)
What are PRRs?
Who has PRRs?
The application of the 1995 Act to grandparents
Grandparents have no automatic right to see their grandchildren
Applying for a section 11 order relating to contact
The guiding principles
Finding a solicitor
Help with legal costs
Breaches of contact orders
Alternatives to court action
Sources of support for grandparents
Scottish Government. (2018, May 15). Review of Part 1 of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 and the creation of a Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. Retrieved from
[accessed 22 May 2018]
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