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.

Sunday 20 January 2013

The legal route can have a positive outcome.

I would like to share this message I have received from a grandparent, with everyone, particularly anyone who is embarking on going down the legal route:
"Take heart everyone out there. I have just been to to court and been given leave to apply for contact AND  been given a temporary contact order starting this Sunday with dates until April when the full hearing will take place. The judge said he would have given leave even if the ........... hadnt agreed the tempory contact order. Initially she want to argue against the leave application. My solicitor was excellent."

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