The following is an anonymous contribution from a very courageous alienated parent. I have four children. Two daughters first, followed by two sons. Our story began 19 years ago. At the time, my eldest child was 13, and the others were … Continue reading I Have Four Children
[The following is an anonymised experience contributed by an alienated parent. This yet again highlights the flawed system that is the Family Justice System.] Approximately a week ago I emailed the Senior Service Manager of my regional Cafcass Office. I … Continue reading A Simple Ethical Question!
Originally posted on The open family court:
It’s over a month since I published my first Open Family Court blogpost, so this is an opportunity for me to say a huge thank you to everyone who emailed in response saying you’d like to hear more and get involved. A quick recap on the purpose of this project as I expressed it in that blog: “[It’s planned] as a collaborative exploration of how to recalibrate the balance between privacy in family courts – which exists for the very good reason of protecting vulnerable children – and freedom of expression, which allows… Continue reading New call for openness in family law
What I mean by the above title is that twenty or so years ago mental health was simply not discussed in the public domain the way it is now. Be it via television reports, shows, documentaries or social media, mental … Continue reading Is ‘Parental Alienation’ the New ‘Mental Health?’
Anyone that is aware of parental alienation will know, there are an incalculable number of alienated parents, grand-parents, step-parents etc. out there. As alienated individuals we are to some degree either victims or survivors of parental alienation. However the real … Continue reading The Times They Are a Changin’
The word ethical derives from the Greek work ethos; meaning ‘moral character.’ Within the world that we live in most people, most members of society would agree that a moral character describes the characteristics of an individual whose overall behaviour … Continue reading Parental Alienation; Ethics and the Family Court
Parental alienation is a set of abusive behaviours whereby one parent (in most cases the resident parent) damages, and in some cases destroys the previously healthy loving relationship between the child and the child’s other parent (the non-resident parent). These set … Continue reading Parental Alienation, the ICD and the DSM
We recently wrote an open letter to the Cafcass CEO. Due to overwhelming demand we are publishing his reply Continue reading Reply from Cafcass CEO, Anthony Douglas
The following is an anonymous contribution from one of the alienated parents that we support. In the interests of professionalism and confidentiality we have changed the individuals’ names. So I was in family court the other day for the umpteenth … Continue reading I was in Family Court the Other Day…
Dear Mr Douglas, Thank you very much for your prompt response to our recent letter acknowledging that you will now take on board our points as part of the reform process. However, unfortunately you haven’t addressed any of our concerns. While we again appreciate your reiteration that “we recognise parental alienation,” you haven’t explained why: There is no evidence of this on the front-line, where your employees are contradicting you. It is taking so long to engage your staff with this, re-train and re-calibrate the culture and practices there. It is taking so long to develop the measures to combat parental … Continue reading Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass
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