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."

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Friday 7 March 2014

A safe pair of hands.

Those of you who know me will know that I am always very cautious when it comes to going to court to try and gain contact with your grandchildren.
I will still say, it is the very last resort.
When we did the item on The One Show at the end Esther met with a family lawyer, who gave sound advice.
Last week I had an email from him, asking if he could come and have a chat. I responded as you would expect, with caution! He replied saying he thought there may have been a misunderstanding and that he wasn't as it were 'looking for business.'
So on Monday afternoon he popped in for a cuppa.
What came across was his genuine concern for grandparents and a clear understanding of how they need to be supported.

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