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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Tuesday 13 December 2011

Who is going to speak for the children?

This is a response of a letter written to an MP re The Family Justice Report.

I understand that grandparents wrote and this is what the MP Jeremy Corbyn for Islington North said , he was on the justice committee and he gave his reasons for voting against/rejecting the presumption of shared parenting and rights for grandparents. He quotes the Australian reference and that it would be detrimental to the child to have a relationship with the grandparents, and that the status quo will remain the same.

When you read/hear this sort of reaction, is it any wonder that millions of children in the UK are prevented the love and care of BOTH parents, and grandparents.
Maybe one day these MP's will experience the heartbreak of watching their child go through denied contact of their own children and extended family being ripped apart.


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