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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Saturday 31 August 2013

ITV one sided portrayal of kids without dads.

According to the report from the Centre of Social Justice, more than a million children are growing up without a father in their lives and the number of lone parent families is rising by 20,000 a year.

This week ITV showed a documentary called 'kids without dads,' as with all these programmes once again portrayed Dad as being the bad guy and the  cases used  showed just one side of the truth.
It is interesting to note that whenever I am asked to do a programme about denied contact I am told that they have to have a balance and a 'right to reply' in other words the BBC  insist on contacting my ex daughter-in-law, for reasons I am unable to post that is totally impossible. I know that if they spoke to her it would have a detrimental effect on my granddaughter and I will never let that happen.
So trying to get the truth out there about the millions of Dads who would give anything to see their children, who are regularly paying child maintenance but are stopped seeing them by their ex's and who are victims of Parental Alienation it is virtually impossible.
To continually have these documentaries all of the same type of 'deadbeat' men is most certainly not showing the true balance.
If you wish to see the programme here is the link

I wait to see the programme on BBC 2 this week called ,  'Mum and Dad are Splitting Up' http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039s89m


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