Statistics from other sources

The following are statistics that I have come across in various sources whilst researching the emotional cutoff in children in relation to family breakdown. Their inclusion in this list is not an endorsement of the quality of information provided in these articles.

Source: Grandparent alienation: Taking Steps to Grant Greater Rights to Grandparents by IBB Solicitors
Date: 2019
Statistics: Their study of 2002 grandparents in the UK found:
– On average in 15% of grandparents had no contact with their grandchildren.
– 21% knew someone within their social circle who had access (to grandchildren) restricted.
– Of those alienated grandparents, 66% cited divorce or separation as the cause of their alienation.

Source: Study into false allegations of abuse in contested family law cases by Tommy MacKay of University of Strathclyde
Date: 2014
Statistics: From a sample of 72 families 70% of cases included no allegations at all. Where allegations of abuse had been made, 70% were found to be false on the best available evidence. A further 24% were unsubstantiated. In the sample it was determined that 5 children had been coached.

Source: The UK Parental Alienation Study by Good Egg Safety CIC
Date: 2020
Statistics: Their survey of over 1500 adult participants in the UK who self-identified as being alienated found that:
– 40% had not had face-to-face time with their child for more than one year. 11% had not in 5 years.
– 60% have experienced alienation for more than a year. 37% for more than 4 years.
– 91% of children affected were over seven years of age.
– 80% of respondents had health concerns including poor mental health.
– 16 said they felt suicidal.
– 55% experienced financial insecurity. 8% having sold their home to pay for legal fees.
– 58% had multiple court orders breached. Leading to a return to court or reluctantly accepting the loss of their children.
– 56% of survey respondents were male, 43% female. Indicating that this is not a gendered issue.

Source: Children’s Commissioner
Date: 2020
Statistics: One in eight children have been diagnosed with at least one mental health disorder.

Source: NHS Mental Health of Children and Young People in England
Date: 2017
Statistics: 42% of children aged 5 to 19 who had some form of disorder (emotional, behavioural or neurological), had experienced a parent who were separated.

Source: Association of School College Leavers
Date: 2016
Statistics: Schools and colleges were asked to select the proportion of students who had shown mental health and well-being issues in the last 12 months to understand the prevalence of mental health and wellbeing issues. The third highest rate of prevalence was for students who had family relationship issues – 12%.

Source: US Department of Heath and Human Services
Date: 2015
Statistics: In 2015 there were 794,790 child victims of maltreatment recorded in official US figures. Maltreatment includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse and psychological abuse. 257, 409 mother’s acting alone and 132, 738 fathers were recorded as the perpetrator.

Of 1, 159 child fatalities in 2015, 309 were committed by mother acting alone and 170 by lone fathers.

Source: empathygap.uk
Date: Feb 2017
Statistics: In the 7 years 2009 to 2015 there were 332 children culpably killed in the UK whose deaths were subject to Serious Case Reviews by the child protection authorities. Mothers acting alone were responsible for 97 deaths, fathers for 63. Mothers acting with a co-perpetrator (partner or father) were responsible for another 57 deaths. This means that overall mothers either acting alone or with another are statistically more likely to be responsible for a child’s death in the UK.

Source: Karen Woodhall – Family Separation Clinic
Date: Sept 2019
Statistics: In the decade 2009 to 2019 the balance of work with alienated mothers and fathers was 46% mothers and 54% fathers in the Family Separation Clinic’s client base.

Source: House of Commons Justice Committee Report – The role of the magistracy
Date: June 2019
Statistics: The annual training budget per Family Court Magistrate is about £26.80.

Source: Children’s Commissioner – Childhood vulnerability in numbers
Date: July 2019
Statistics:

Across a typical class of 30:
– 6 children are growing up at risk due to family circumstances.
– 4 children are living in a household where domestic violence, substance misuse and/or severe mental health problems are present.
– 4 children will have a mental health issue but only 1 of them will be accessing mental health services.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Data
Date: 2011-2014
Statistics: Of 214,157 people surveyed in the US, 17.8% of women and 13.7% of men in the survey experienced 4 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Data
Date: 2015
Statistics: Of 2, 028 people surveyed in Wales, 11.78% of women and 15.46% of men experienced 4 or more Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Source: Judicial Enforcement of Child Arrangements Orders. MoJ figures
Date: 2017
Statistics: Rate of enforcement of court orders is very low, Q1 2017 showed it was less 1%.

Source: Mom Talk Today with Dorcy Pruter
Date: 2020
Statistics: 30% of families of severely alienated children have two pathogenic parents. Sometimes One parent will have narcissistic personality disorder and the other borderline personality disorder.

Source: Video: Attachment Based Parental Alienation
Date: 2014
Statistics: 25-30% of parents claiming to be alienated are in fact the pathogenic parent.