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.

Friday 7 October 2011

Support for each other.

Thanks to all who came to meeting this afternoon, it was good to welcome new grandparents.
A big thank you to all the support you give one another.
As I explained today, grandparents have no automatic legal right to have contact with their grandchildren, even though some media did give the impression earlier this year, that you do, but you can go to court to obtain a contact order, if you wish.
You need to apply to the court for 'leave' to apply for a contact order.
The court route could well be very expensive and with no guarantees.
We must all do what we feel is the right thing in our own circumstances.
Bristol Grandparents Support Group will always support our members in any decision they make.

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