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 12 July 2013

Let us all raise a standard.

I was asked today how I felt about the government not legislating for Shared Parenting.
Was I angry?
Am I angry, no, as I didn't think it would ever happen anyway.
It seems to me that it was a complete waste of public money, setting up various working groups, consultation after consultation when the powers that be were going to allow the single parent family groups and extreme feminists to batter their way through.
The false hope that it gave non-resident parents and grandparents is unforgivable.
When is this country going to have the b....  to enforce contact orders when broken, a resident parent who is emotionally abusing their children by denying them contact with the non-resident parent are breaking the law, a contact order is a legal agreement.
The Centre for Social Justice reports states that over one million children are growing up in the UK without their dads in their lives, so what are they going to do about it?
So where do we go from here?
Answers on a post-card!
This might be the time to walk away and say enough is enough, the trouble with that is, if we don't keep on saying the same thing, trying to get everyone and anyone to listen,  for us all to accept we have a responsibility to a whole generation of children to get this right.
Time is not on our side, it is ticking away.

There are many politicians who agree with  legislation for Shared Parenting but because of pressures from others ditch their own personal beliefs, as George Washington said,
"If to please the people, we offer what we ourselves disapprove, how can we afterwards defend our work? Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event is in the hand of God."


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