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 5 September 2010

Nick Clegg

Dear Mrs Jackson Thank you very much for the message you sent to us via Nick’s website. Nick receives a great deal of correspondence every day and so I hope you will understand that he is unable to reply to every email personally. He has asked me to reply to you on his behalf and to express his sympathy with the difficulties you are having in seeing your grandchild. Liberal Democrats believe that family stability is an important factor in the secure upbringing of children, and that it can promote the health, well-being and creative development of Britain’s children. That is why we are deeply concerned when we hear stories like yours about relationships breaking down and the aftermath this can have in terms of children being denied access to their family. We are grateful for you taking the time to write to us and for sharing with us your personal story about the impact of the lack of grandparents’ rights. It means that we are able to take this into consideration when developing our family policies in the future. Thank you once again for writing in, and we hope that you are able to resolve your family disputes and resume contact with your grandchild. Best wishes Anna Brown Correspondence Manager Office of Nick Clegg MP

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