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.

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Child Protection.

A grandparent whose granddaughter is on the 'at risk' register, had some very serious concerns and contacted social services.
She explained that she had been trying to contact her daughter for some time,the social worker allegedly said that if she was her daughter she would be very angry that she had been trying to contact her, and the grandparent was told to get on with her life!
Even with a story like this,
If you ever have any concerns with regard to your grandchildren as a child protection issue, you must report it.


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