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 10 January 2012

The Blame Game.

I know only to well the hurt and anger that denied contact evokes, but who does it help when groups start slagging off one side against the other?
Sometimes it strikes me that some of the language and threats that are used makes those responsible no better than the parent who is causing Alienation.
What do you think the children think when they read stuff like that?
It goes without question that denying contact with one or other parent and grandparents, is not in the children's best interest, but neither is this sometimes evil rhetoric.
Once again it puts children in the middle of adult problems, not theirs ours.
Of course we need to be strong and vocal and keep pressure on the government to legislate for shared parenting, but don't stoop to the perpetrators level.
You are better than that and your children deserve better than that.

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