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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Saturday 6 November 2010

Presentation I use in schools for staff training.

Jane Jackson

All Rights Reserved.

How many of you are grandparents,
and what does that mean to you?

How many of you rely on your parents
to help with childcare?

What are your memories of your grandparents, not everyone has grandparents for a variety of reasons , so if you can just think of the word grandparent and what is the first thing that comes into your mind?

The Bristol Grandparent Support Group.

The group was set up when I lost contact with my granddaughter due to my sons divorce.

We had been part of her life for 7 years and it suddenly stopped.

When these things happen in your life you have two options, you sink or swim.

I decided to swim.

So the idea of setting up a support group was born.


Are denied contact with their grandparents
due to family breakdown.

This can be due to separation, divorce, alcohol/drug dependency , domestic violence, bereavement or family feud.

In The Classroom.

There will be children in your class who
are experiencing this situation.

Loyalty to resident parent.

Step Grandparents?

Confusion , why have their grandparents
let them down?

If I say nothing………

How Can Teachers Help?

As teachers you always listen to what the children say.

If parents have parted ask if the children are in contact with their grandparents , and the rest
of their extended family.

The children can think that their grandparents have forgotten them.

Grandchildrens Rights.

Every child has the right to contact with their grandparents if they wish and it is safe for them to do so.

Grandparents just want to be part of their grandchildren's lives, to give support when asked.

Knock On The Door.

There is good news out there.

A grandparent who had ,had no contact for several years, answered her door and there
was a handsome young man at the other side
of the door,
Hi Gran, I have missed you,
he said.

We are all waiting
for that knock
on the door

More information:

jackson.jane@me.com or 01179246

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