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.

Sunday 23 June 2013

30,000 Hits on the blog!

Today the Bristol Grandparents Support Group Blog has reached another amazing milestone, 30,000 hits!
Thank you so much for those of you have taken time to visit.
The other side of the coin is of course, there should be NO need for a website and blog like this, we should not be living in country where the voice of a whole generation of children are growing up without one of their parents, due to family breakdown and a Family Justice System that is letting them down on a daily basis.
Once families were the bedrock of society, respected and celebrated, the society we now live in is fragmenting around us, 200 children a day are losing contact with a parent.
When a child is created hopefully it is within a loving and meaningful relationship, a relationship where two parents have a responsibility to continue to love and care for that child, equally.
I have just posted the children4justice video, where children are talking the truth, the absolute truth. Adults whether that be their parents, social workers or the judiciary  are not listening to them, we have to enable these chidden to shout louder.
However angry, sad or desperate we may be feeling because of our own hurt, we have to focus our attention on the children, it is all about them, we are supposed to be adults and we make our own decisions. They are powerless.

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