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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Thursday 31 March 2011

Not Grandparents Rights.

I woke up this morning to headlines and BBC Breakfast saying Grandparent Rights To See Their Grandchildren, I had phone calls and texts from grandparents unbelieving what they had heard and read.
It was a complete misrepresentation as far as I can see, having now read the report from the Family Justice Interim Report, there is no mention at all of this.
Where the media got that info from I have no idea.
I have spent all day talking to media, did an interview for BBC one O,clock news only to have it pulled at the last moment,not unusual with this issue.
I have had The Times and photographer here also, At this moment in time it is to be published in Times2 tomorrow, but............
And another journalist has also been in touch.
It is very hard and emotional to keep doing this stuff and then people not having the ...... to show it, so am very tired now.
But I am trying honest I am.

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