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Hi welcome to Justanswer. Yes you can apply for a Child Arrangements Order to see your grandchildren. However as a grandparent you do not have an automatic right to make an application to court. You would need to seek the courts permission. The court will give permission if you have a connection to the children and have contact but that does not mean that contact will be granted. The court would want to know what the mothers views are and why she is withholding contact and the reasons behind. As the mother is not communicating with you it makes it difficult.
Prior to making any application to court in family cases the parties are required to try and resolve issues via mediation. If mediation is not suitable or cooperated with by the parties then an application to court would be made.
You might want to contact the mother telling her you are making a referral to mediation and then she may be inclined to communicate so that you can resolve issues. http://www.thefma.co.uk is the link to find a mediator nearby. If mediation is successful because it assists in an agreement being made then you would not need to go to court.
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