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 22 January 2013

Dad ends his life as denied contact with his children.

Yesterday I was so saddened to hear that yet another Dad who had been embroiled in a bitter court case trying to get contact with his children, found it impossible to carry on and he ended his life.
Do the public actually realise how destructive denying contact is? Do they even care?
When we are living in a society that makes fathers have to fight for the right to see their children, I despair.
I posted recently about Fathers Groups, and when you hear that another life has been been ended, how do we expect them to react?
Lets not forget the children, they will be affected by the loss of their Dad, for the rest of their lives, what will the explanation be?
I was interested to see today that Relate say that suicide rates rose in 2011, especially men aged  30-44, is anyone asking why?
As long as this horrendous Parental Alienation is allowed to continue this sadly will not be the last tragedy.
The BBC  also have a link http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21141815

Denying contact must be as unacceptable as drink driving.

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