Justice is knowledge



I saw this quote on social media today, and it absolutely hits the nail on the head.

It is why, we have to raise the profile and public awareness on the emotional abuse that is caused to millions of grandchildren on a daily basis.

This damage is real and has life long consequences to far too many.

So how do we continue in the work we have has always done, to raise awareness?

We just have to keep our focus on our grandchildren, they are the ones who are suffering from having their family history and identity taken from them, by adults who don’t put the needs of their children first, unless there is a proven safeguarding issue, of course.

All too often grandparents are reticent in talking about their unjustified estrangement, for many reasons.

It can be that they feel ashamed, or they don’t want to keep talking about it to friends and family, they also fear responses such as, “You must have done something.”

But we must talk about it.

It is has always been difficult to find grandparents who are prepared to share their story with the media, and I know how hard that can be. We are enormously grateful to those who are able to put their head above the parapet. All of us know how we are moved by hearing real life stories. It is only by hearing those hard to listen to real people that we able to get this living bereavement out there in the public eye.

The most recent study shoed that an estimated 2 million children are affected by unjustified estrangements, put that number in any headline anywhere of emotional abuse against children, and there would be uproar.

It is an invisible number, these children have become invisible.

It is up to each and every one of us to raise awareness to be the voice of these children.

They love us all, it is the adults that are behaving in an unacceptable way, depriving children of the unique grandparent, grandchild relationship.

We want all of those unaffected to become outraged.




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Jane setup Bristol Grandparent Support Group in 2007 after a string of incidents led to the loss of contact with her Grand Daughter.

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