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.

Thursday 23 September 2010

Reply from Lambeth Palace

Dear Ms Jackson,

Thank you for your message to Lambeth Palace on behalf of the Bristol Grandparents Support Group. The issue you raise about grandparental contact after family breakdown is an ongoing concern, given the immense potential relationships with their grandparents have in children’s lives.

It is very good to hear of the work you are doing in Bristol. I do hope that work continues to provide such valuable support and that ultimately such support becomes less necessary.

Yours sincerely,

Helen Dawes
The Revd. Helen Dawes
The Archbishop of Canterbury's Deputy Secretary for Public Affairs
Lambeth Palace, London, SE1 7JU

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