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, 20 January 2012

I am not a mediator.

I was approached yesterday by a grandparent who wanted me to talk to her estranged child.
Our group is for support and advice and we are not in the job of mediation.
If I contacted all the sons/daughter/daughter-in-laws/son-in-laws who were denying contact ,it would be an impossible task.
I have often thought that it would be great to get people together to ask the question, WHY? but it is only a thought.
Family conflict in all its disguises is very complicating and needs a trained expert.
I will always support grandparents but I can't get involved that way.
I hope you understand.


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