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.

Tuesday 17 July 2012

Denied Contact, too harsh?

Recently when discussing the issues of denied contact the interviewer asked me if I could use a different phrase, as Denied Contact was too harsh and upsetting?
I can hear your intake of breath as I type!
Too harsh too upsetting, how on earth do people actually think it feels like to be denied contact with your grandchildren. What phrase should we be using?
The fact is that children are being denied contact with grandparents, being denied their human right to a loving and meaningful relationship.
It is just that, contact is being denied.

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