Nobody considering having children would be happy:
- in the knowledge that if their relationship ended they would have no rights to see their child.
- that their future child may reject them because it’s easier for a child to do this than to go against the wishes of a controlling parent who doesn’t want contact to take place.
- if there was a chance a child’s emotional development and prospects could be damaged by child psychological abuse.
If you think this kind of abuse is wrong, please help protect a child’s right to love both parents and extended family members. Below are a few ways you can help.
Write to your MP
Write to your MP and tell them about your experiences and ask for their support to recognise this form of domestic abuse and child psychological abuse.
If you have been having problems getting the support you should from Cafcass, the judiciary and other services working with children ask your MP for a meeting. There may be some help they can give to raise questions or highlight concerns on your behalf.
You can find your MP here.
In Wales canvass your Assembly Member
Families Need Fathers are petitioning the Welsh Government to better recognise “Parental Alienation” and make improvements to court and Cafcass processes that families in Wales go through.
Find your assembly member and ask them to support change.
Encourage friends and family to help
Many families and their friends have been impacted by this form of child abuse and abuse of an ex using their child as a weapon. More will continue to be impacted in future. Tell your friends and family members about the ways they can help to raise awareness.
Write to Cafcass
Ask them to review their practices and ensure that there is sufficient training within their organisation to ensure that the abusive behaviours that lead to the emotional cutoff from a normal range parent is taken as seriously as any other form of child abuse.
In England write to:
Cafcass National Business Centre
Milburn Hill Road
University of Warwick Science Park
In Wales write to:
Write to the Ministry of Justice
Ask them to review their practices and ensure that there is sufficient training within their organisation to stop the abusive behaviours that lead to an unjustified emotional cutoff of a normal range parent. To ensure this type of abuse is taken as seriously as any other form of child abuse. The address is:
Ministerial Correspondence Unit
Ministry of Justice
102 Petty France
DX 152380 Westminster 8
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men should do nothing.” Edmund Burke 1920
This applies to women too.