Hi everyone and welcome to Bristol Grandparents Support Group blog. Although we are Bristol based we have grandparents from all over the UK and beyond as members.

It is estimated that over one million children in the UK are denied contact with their grandparents due to family breakdown which may have been caused by divorce/separation, alcohol/drug dependency,domestic violence,bereavement or family feud.
Every child has the right to have contact with their grandparents
if they wish and unless proven unsafe for them to do so. To deny contact from a parent or grandparent has to become as socially unacceptable as drink driving.
I hope to keep you up to date with what is going on in BGSG and I shall continue to campaign for the rights of children to have a loving and meaningful relationship with both parents and their extended family. So please join in as good to hear your views, not just mine!
I also will support via Skype.
There is no membership fee to be part of Bristol Grandparents Support Group.
Esther Rantzen says, " To every grandparent, links of love can never be broken in our hearts."

Please contact during office hours.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Template letter to try and regain contact.

I have been asked for a template of a letter to use when writing to a grandchild's parent, in a hope to regain contact. You can use this and jiggle it about a bit for your own personal use.

Template for a letter to try to regain contact.


I just wanted to write to see if there is a possible way forward to enable us to talk or see ………., and to begin to rebuild a relationship?

Not being able to be part of …… life is devastating and …… is missed beyond words by all the family.

By denying contact ………… is effectively being denied a relationship with the family representing half of his/her genetic origin, and identity.

Grandparents can be a valuable emotional and practical resource and support for grandchildren. Maybe you could ask ………… what they think about not seeing us?

If it was possible for you and ………. to keep in touch with the family, it will help ……. Understand his/her family roots , personal identity, links to all his/her family and a clear understanding of family structure and meaning across generations.

I really hope that we can all move forward , if not perhaps we could all consider mediation, for the sake of ……………

Looking forward to hearing from you,

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