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 8 January 2014

A Grandparents Experience of Alienation.

Following on from case studies, here is another case study of total sadness and bewilderment.

"My Story.
For 11 years I had a lovely relationship with my grandson.
Even after the divorce in 2004 I continued to see him in my son’s contact time.
I would transport him to/from school,scouts and other activities.He had sleepovers at my home.I shared holidays and outings.We played games,shared cooking,painting,etc.etc.After starting Senior school he would regularly call at my house on his way home.
Then suddenly in early 2011 after conflict between his dad and step-dad the contact ceased completely. All contact was blocked –letters,cards.emails.phone calls.
My son applied to court for contact but this was refused.False allegations were made against me and my son,with no chance to refute them.
It is also repeatedly alleged that my grandson does not wish to see/contact me,my son and other family members.
I am utterly depressed and completely baffled that a child can be so alienated that such a beautiful relationship can be totally destroyed."

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