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Harassment Orders

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Maniac Tue 17-Apr-12 10:06:22

Some grandparents have been accused of harassment for trying to contact their grandchildren Following a meeting yesterday we are trying to find out how many grandparents have had harassment orders served on them and if they have been to court to try and get contact how much has it cost them.
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Carol Tue 17-Apr-12 10:21:55

Good luck with this Maniac. It would be interesting to know how many were accused of harrassment but no such orders taken out, as some grandparents have been threatened with this in an attempt to alienate them.

In my case, when I got my grandson's mobile phone number after Christmas (so I could phone him in the event of him not seeing where I had parked when I was allowed to meet him from school and take him home), I shared the number with my other son, grandson's uncle - he adores his uncle. My son sent a text later that day, saying 'thinking of you - love you loads - hope to see you soon.' Ex-DIL then threatened me - 'you are giving son's number to people and police will be informed if he is texted again!' One text! I ignored it, she was probably drunk and it hasn't happened again - his daddy, uncle and aunties, and myself send texts now, which grandson is very happy about.

Maniac Wed 18-Apr-12 08:41:12

You are right Carol.I have met grandparents afraid to try making contact because they have been threatened with harassment orders.
A friend suggested we should try anyway.If it provokes harassment orders that will expose the shameful situation and waste of police time.

Carol Wed 18-Apr-12 08:49:44

Yes, I agree Maniac. Any reasonable person can determine what is harrassment and what is a fond text or letter to their grandchild every now and again for the purpose of maintaining contact.