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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Thursday 13 February 2014

We are guilty of conflict ourselves.

There are many, many groups out there all trying to do what is right for the children of this country.
Why Oh, why can't we all be working together?
Being naive in these matters, it makes perfect sense to me, but it appears that things like political agendas, government funding, one group having a go at another  prevents that happening.
There is a view of various different groups held by people, a stigma almost. If you mention a group, then there is always someone who will be scathing about them.
For me, actually I don't care, what is wrong is that we find ourselves in this situation because of a family conflict, so are we not just continuing the conflict by not working together?
Sometimes I feel as though I am spitting in the wind.
I have one focus and one focus only and that is looking at what these conflicts are doing to the future parents of this country.
Not exactly good role models are we.

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