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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Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Is the proposed Cinderella Law a threat to families?

For the last 7 years I have heard all groups involved with Parental Alienation that the emotional damage caused children, had to be recognised.
So when I read the report from Action for Children, I thought apparently stupidly that it was going to help and safeguard children.
That lasted about 10 minutes, before I was shot down in flames from  'learned' people that it was a disaster, that it was getting close to state control, ect.
I quote from an article in Daily Mail,

 "We have reached a tipping point. If this extraordinarily dangerous piece of legislation is passed, all parents in Britain effectively become suspects in the eyes of the authorities looking out for those deemed not to love their children enough.For decades I have been battling to stop social workers who want to remove children from loving mothers. This 'Cin-derella Law', I believe, increases the threat, and I am extremely alarmed by this creeping, insidious intrusion of the state into the lives of ordinary families.
Why is the Nanny State seeking to take over the role of parents? It helps no one, least of all the children. For placing abused children 'in care' is, I believe, simply another form of neglect."

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2593835/Why-law-against-emotional-cruelty-turn-parent-suspect.html#ixzz2xhw2iF2b
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The author , Erin Pizzey, of this article is a very experienced, highly thought of supporter of families, so I have to believe she is right.
I now no longer, know where we go in safeguarding our lost children/grandchildren from emotional despair.
No doubt someone will enlighten me.


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