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 16 March 2012

BBC Tackling denied contact in a lunchtime series.

Congratulations to the Beeb for tackling the issues that surround denied contact.
Todays episode sees the grandmother being asked at short notice to go and babysit , it became hostile with ex DIL and grandmother is asked to leave .
She drives back, on her way stops and is visibly upset, when a voice from the back of the car speaks.
Her granddaughter has hidden in the back of the car.
Eventually, gran gets ex DIL and son together to talk and she mediates, it is agreed that contact will be resumed.

It shows so clearly the enormous damage this has on the children, and the confusion and sadness it causes them.
Well Done BBC.

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