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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Wednesday 17 July 2013

MP's Response to Shared Parenting.

As if we needed evidence of way this government has not got the where with all to support Shared Parenting, here is a response to a grandparent from her MP:

Dear Mrs ..........

Thank you for your email.   I am very sorry that we have not been able to make more progress on this sad matter.  I fully appreciate the case you make for shared parenting but, as is clear from the ministerial responses, there is no way we can interfere with court decisions.  Please keep me updated with any developments.

I am at a loss actually to understand what on earth he is talking about! Legislation for Shared Parenting is not about interfering with court decisions.
Well, dear ministers I pray that none of you are ever faced with your children being alienated and your contact stopped. Believe me it can and does happen to anyone.


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