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 5 October 2011

Do we make a difference?

Some people think that dressing up in outfits,or tying themselves to railings is the way to get attention for denied contact parents and grandparents.
It is not for me.
It is vital when talking about denied contact that it is always the interest of the children that is paramount, it is the children who don't have a voice so it is up to us to be their voice.
Writing to MP's, putting pressure on them, publicity for support groups getting the message out their is worth while.
When it becomes difficult or I feel as though I am making no difference I remember why I set up the group in 2007, being denied contact with my granddaughter was and is the most heart rending thing that has happened in my life.
So keep on writing to your MP's and raising awareness at every opportunity.
The children deserve it.

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