So I've been asked, what is parental alienation?... Simple... It is my ex stopping me from being a parent.
It is controversial. It divides opinions. Does it really exist? I’m talking of course about parental alienation.
We recently wrote an open letter to the Cafcass CEO. Due to overwhelming demand we are publishing his reply
Even if you don't follow celebrity news, it would still be incredibly difficult to avoid today's news story regarding Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their very public custody battle. Type 'Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Judge' into Google and approximately 26,400,000 results suddenly become available. The results from Google highlight the incredibly high number of news outlets that … Continue reading Why the Lack of Public Discussion of Parental Alienation?
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 time. My name is John, I am an alienated parent. I am a father to … Continue reading I was in Family Court the Other Day…
As a campaign group we are proud of the steps we are taking in lobbying for reform with the intention of parental alienation being officially recognised and managed accordingly as a form of abuse. As a growing community of alienated parents, step-parents and grandparents we are proud of the support we show one another. As … Continue reading The Inequality of Fighting for Equality
Those of us who have had the truly devastating experience of estrangement/alienation know only too well the damage it causes. When I became a grandparent for the first time, it was a truly magical time, somehow getting my head around the fact that a child of mine had now become a parent himself was surreal. … Continue reading The Sun Will Rise
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 … Continue reading Our Reply to Anthony Douglas, CEO, Cafcass
My divorce came after my wife made it clear to me that my function was that of a sperm donor. We wanted a second child, and after having sex once (scheduled by an Excel spreadsheet for her fertility) and not falling pregnant straight away, she insisted I have my sperm checked out and wouldn't sleep … Continue reading When Breaking Off Contact is the Only Option
Dear Mr Douglas, We are a non-profit organisation with a significant international reach. We represent hundreds of UK parents, fathers, mothers and grandparents.