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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Friday 22 July 2011

Soldier still refused permission to see his daughter.

As you know TC is home for a couple of weeks from Afghanistan.
He has been back to court this morning to try and see his daughter and yet again it has been refused by the family courts
I have run out of words to say on this, and my heart goes out to him and his partner, family and friends.
The support he has been getting via Facebook etc, has been amazing.
It is time now for the government to legislate for Shared Parenting, to stop non resident parents taking control and not allowing the children their right to the love and care of both parents.
When a relationship ends, it ends between the adults not the children, Mum and Dad are still Mum and Dad.
If you are reading this and you are one of the resident parents causing this heartbreak, think about what will happen when your children are old enough to know what has been going on and old enough to make their own decision.
Will you still be part of their lives?

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