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!
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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."

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Friday 8 February 2013

Dads Humiliation In Court and Then "Goodbye Daddy."

As I have said many times before the general public has no idea at all what it means to non resident parents, grandparents and all extended families when they are prevented from being part of their children’s/grandchildren’s lives.
To enable the truth to be told, it means that people need to be prepared to tell their own stories, it is only when that truth can be spoken that changes must happen.
When I talk about non resident parents, and grandparents being suicidal and the reality that some succeed to end their pain and torment for ever, that is reality.
I have been given permission to write about one family who has been through, the heartbreak of being denied contact, and continues to live with it.
A Dad and a grandmother.
When we start on the long journey of trying to see our children/grandchildren, we have to walk a tightrope of emotions.
Just when we think it can’t get any worse, it does.
As this Dad left the court room, having lost everything so precious to him, he was totally alone and in utter despair. He had to walk past his ex, her new husband and step-son, they were all laughing at him.
A little later it was his birthday, he received a video from his children, they were sitting on the sofa singing, ‘Happy Birthday Dear Daddy,” smiling and completely innocent, they were then prompted to shout, “Good-bye, Daddy.”
I would like you to just stop a minute and read that again.
How do we stop this cruelty, this evil in our society.
This is NOT a one off, this is happening every minute of every day to thousands of families.
Please write to your MP’s about this torture that is robbing children of the love and protection of both parents, a Family Justice System that is to blame, a government that refuses to listen to the voices of innocent children. A whole generation of children who are growing up to believe that the adults in their lives has let them down.
Don’t be the adult that lets the children down.


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