Courts - scotland - Scotland asks for evidence
On 24th June 2004, the Scottish Justice Minister
Cathy Jamieson at the Scottish Parliament, told a group from
Grandparents Apart Self Help Groups Scotland, while presenting
a petition to her on the new Family Law Proposals, Quote ‘What
we need from you now is evidence? ‘
Prove it! Ms Jamieson is giving you the chance
to tell them what is wrong with the system, they are now listening,
now is the time to write your story completely in confidence.
The Bill is now in the assessment stage, nothing will be published
without your full consent. Send it to us.
On June 9th 2004 Grandparents Apart Self Help
Groups Scotland were invited
by The Scottish Executive to the consultation stage of the
bill to discuss the new Family Law Proposals.
We are hoping for Contact/Mediation/Family Education
Centres where families can get help with problems before it
gets to the point of no return, bitterness, courts fights
etc. At the end of the day it is the children who suffer when
families fall out.
Grandparents, Parents, Children, Extended family,
if you are affected by this read on. What is required is evidence.
1. How children suffer from family arguments.
2. How the Social services handles cases.
3. How courts treat you when you attend them,
4. Non payment of carer’s allowance.
5. Remember, it is Family Justice, not only
are the children paramount,
this is for you too.
.Send your stories in complete confidence to
Grandparents Apart Self Help Group Scotland, 22 Alness Crescent,
Glasgow G52 1PJ, 0141 882 5658.
And contact your local MSP, they will help you.