Grand Parents Apart UK (GAUK), is a charitable organisation dedicated to help grandparents keep in touch with their grandchildren following divorce or separation of the children’s parents. Currently grandparents in the United Kingdom have no inherent legal right to see their grandchildren. GAUK was started in January 2001 by people from Bathgate and Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Grand Parents Apart UK can help grandparents who are denied contact, and with family problems like fall outs, and parents thinking of separating. Their focus is on putting the children first and conflict second, and aim to help parents reduce legal costs, reduce the stress of separation and help reduce the pain for the whole family. They believe that there is always an alternative to legal action and that they can help find solutions that can suit all families.