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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Wednesday 16 November 2011

To court or no to court?

I am often asked why we decided not to go to court when we were denied contact with our granddaughter.
It was not a decision we took lightly in fact one of the hardest decisions we have ever made.
It was all about what was the best thing for her at that time in her life. She had to live the life she was living and if we started going to court and all that, that entailed it would have made life more difficult for her, we wanted her to be able to get on with her life without us causing her anymore difficulties.
I often ask myself the question, "Does she think we don't love her anymore?"
If she ever reads this or her blog, I hope that she will understand we all love her so much and not a day goes by that we don't all think of her.
We are all still here if or when she wants us.
She will always be our first and eldest granddaughter.


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