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 13 January 2012

TV 'Doctors'

Thanks to Mantra.
Today I watched episode of Doctors at lunch time, there is a storyline at present with the practice manager who has lost contact with her granddaughter.
Her colleagues decide that the best thing for them is to 'distract' her by inviting her to go to a Zumba class. So that if she has something else to think about it will be ok.
It goes to illustrate so well that people have absolutely no understanding at all of the heartbreak of being denied contact and the emotional issues.
It becomes so unbearable in some cases that grandparents seek to end it all.
I hope that the programme makers are aware of what a serious situation this is.

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