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.

Sunday 5 June 2011

A step too far?

Good meeting this week, several new people.
Sometimes it is very difficult to make sure that you don't get too involved, I was asked to contact someone on another persons behalf,it is a particularly difficult situation and a very sad one, but I had to say that I was unable to do as I was asked.
Running a support group is by its very nature an emotional thing, we are all going through difficult times, but I try to give support and advice without being judgemental.
Our situation generally has been caused by some sort of conflict and I am unable to become a mediator, even if my heart wants me to my head shouts at me that I can't!
I care for each and everyone who is denied contact, and the children who are caught up in adults conflict and control.

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