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 19 May 2011

When a grandparent has their child and grandchildren taken from them..

Every case of grandchildren being denied a relationship with their grandparents is heartbreaking,and I spend many hours thinking about them and why it happens, Ok there may have been an argument, a grandparent may have talked out of turn but why is it necessary to stop the children seeing them?
One of the worst cases is when grandparents have lost a son or daughter prematurely through an accident or illness, and then the parent who is left decides that the children can no longer see the grandparents of their partner who dies.
Loosing one of our children is something we all dread and it seems so unnatural for our children to die before us, but then to also lose the only connection of your child, your grandchildren it dreadful.
And I have many grandparents I speak to that this has happened to, the devastation they feel is enormous.
As if the children don't have enough to cope with when their parent dies their grandparents are taken from them as well.
I really don't understand at all.

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