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.

Saturday 27 August 2011

Beware forums.

After joining a grandparent forum, I posted re denied contact and about our support group, I had several people comment and I posted supportive information.
Yesterday I received an email from the site to say that I had to stop 'advertising' the support group and that they had received complaints.
Seem to have been at the receiving end to something like that before.
How on earth is supporting grandparents advertising?
As you know this is and has never been a support group that involves a membership fee of any sort. Just advice and support from each other.
I don't know why this sort of thing gets to me, but it does.
So a word of warning, if joining a grandparents forum, beware.
I must point out this was not http://www.grannynet.co.uk/, they have been very supportive and it is a good site.

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