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 11 November 2011

When will Family Justice Report be implemented?

I have been asked by grandparents now that the final report has been published how long will it be before it is law?
Well, as I have said previously, this report is 'recommendations,' so it goes to government and they will write responses, and it is possible that it will be published in the New Year. That is when they will decide as to whether they agree with the recommendations or to drop parts or add parts.
Any legislation would have to be in draft form, debated and then move through the appropriate stages in Parliament.
It is anyones guess how long this will all take, but we are talking about a couple of years, I would think, before it will take effect.
With everything being in such turmoil, economically etc, it will depend on time allowed in Parliament and how far up the agenda of importance the report is deemed to be.


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