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 20 March 2014

Surrogate grandparents?

This may be a strange question but, how would you feel if someone asked you to be a 'surrogate grandparent' would you be offended or jump at the chance?
Are you a parent whose parents don't want to fulfil their grandparent role, and yes there are some, would you like to have someone to be build up a relationship with your family in that sort of role.
I realise of course that there has to be safe guarding issues dealt with.
Please let me know.

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