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.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

As a human race we need each other.

I understand that L/Cpl Tommy Coombes will be back from Afghanistan in July for 2 weeks, lets hope that he will be able to see his daughter then as time is running out as he is due to be deployed in less that a week.
It is a complete disgrace that we expect young serviceman to go and serve their country, without being able to say goodbye to their children, there are many like Tommy.
What on earth is this doing to a whole generation of children who are being denied contact by resident parents , children must be part of both parents lives ie: equal parenting.
When you watch the total devastation in Japan and the incredible way they are all supporting one another and determined to rebuild their country, it is time for resident parents to stop alienation ,we never know what is around the corner, it will be the resident parents who will reap what they sow, as a human race we need each other, we must not use children as weapons in adult disputes, they are this worlds future and are only on loan to us, as parents and grandparents, time to respect them as they deserve.
Look to Japan and take note.

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