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.

Friday 2 August 2013

Its not all doom and gloom.

Thanks again to all of you who attended BGSG meeting this afternoon.
It was great to be able to share some positive stories of grandparents rebuilding their relationships with their grandchildren.
Several grandparents came up with various ideas for forthcoming events,
:T.shirts designed with photos of our grandchildren on.
:Recognising Grandparents Day in some way.
:Possibility of a meal out.
: Attending a FNF meeting.
I have also been offered the opportunity of someone from CAFCASS  coming to talk to us, possibly in the New Year. Now I can hear the sharp intake of breath, so would like your feedback and please keep it controlled!

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