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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Tuesday 11 February 2014

Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg

Dear Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg,
As the Children and Families Bill is sitting in the House of Commons for your rubber stamp, as you sign I believe you need to be reminded of something.
At the beginning of the Family Justice Reform you said how important families were and that you fully backed family life.
There was a glimmer of hope that finally politicians were going to do the right thing for a generation of children.
That glimmer of light has been totally extinguished.
There will be no legislation for Shared Parenting in fact  not even the word 'presumption.' The children will now have even fewer rights than they do at present.
So we will continue to have non resident parents, usually fathers, fighting battles just to be able to see their own children.
We will continue to have millions of children growing up without a loving and meaningful relationship with both their parents and extended family.
Children being victims of Parental Alienation, going through the trauma of believing that one of their parents, who they love, have apparently stopped loving them.
Society needs families, the stability of family life, families are fractured and so is society.
It is a violation of the UN Children's Human Rights, children are learning by example that Dads in particular are not important and not needed, when they become parents they will continue this learnt behaviour.
You are the people who could have put things right for the children, instead you have bowed to the legal profession, feminist group the single parent groups and those who sit in The House of Lords who just do not understand at all.
It is NOT in the child's best interest to deny them the love and care of both their parents.
This is a very sad  day for the children of our country.
Jane Jackson
Bristol Grandparents Support Group.

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