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Wonderful to see the voice of the child being acknowledged and validated. I was interested to hear that children had expressed concern about having a trusted individual that THEY have nominated with them during any questioning and that 'grandparents' were mentioned. As part of an organisation that advocates for grandparents (Grandparents For Grandchildren SA Inc) we often find that they are excluded from much of the FDR or court process because of family conflict with the child's parents, even when the child requests their presence. FDR must be a time for parents to put aside family politics and focus on what is best for their child/ren.
27 September 2018