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Make Parental Alienation Illegal

Sign a Petition to Make Parental Alienation a Criminal Offence

25th April is Internationl Parental Alienation Awareness Day

Each year thousands of children, who love both their parents, find themselves orphaned from one parent due to the poisonous behaviour of the other. Children are put under so much pressure to hate a parent that it becomes 'the real love that dare not speak its name' as Bob Geldof once said. It is devastating to target parents whose loving relationships end up slowly but surely being destroyed . It is simply child abuse and a form of coercive control, the effect of which is every bit as harmful as other forms of criminal abuse. This petition addresses this very comomn scourge and deserves everyone's support. Please SIGN THIS PETITION and share it.

Smash the 10,000 Signatures Target

10,000 signatures are needed for the government to have to take notice or at least acknowledge the petition. So please SIGN IT AND SHARE IT. If everyone who receives this email signs and then forwards it to other family members, friends and colleagues who then do so too, we will smash the 10,000 limit and make some progress.

To achieve our objective of ending this abuse we'll also need to keep up our future campaigns, so please encourage family and friends to REGISTER WITH US AT FNF AS WELL, FOR FREE.  They'll be able to receive our Newsletters, progress reports and other updates.

Further Action

Please ask to meet your MP or write to them. Tell them of your experience of parental alienation, tell them how many people have signed the petition to outlaw it and how ineffective family courts currently are at dealing with it. Tell them that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering formal recognition of PA and that the recent research by Colorado State University identifies it as both child abuse and a form of intimate partner violence. Suggest that your MP contacts the relevant ministers at the Ministries of Justice and Health to get their response. Please feel free to share any responses you get with us at (we will not publish identifying details without your permission).

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  • A couple of weeks ago a 'guest blog' by, self styled 'feminist' barrister Charlotte Proudman was posted on the Transparency Project's Website. Her comments follow on from her appearance alongside FNF on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on 15th May 2019 when she said that Parental Alienation "really turns my stomach", the existence of which she questioned. Child Protection Resource website published our response to the Family Inquiry Panel and the feelings and dogma that are being promoted in this discussion. Please support us by sharing and liking our posts, following us, becoming a member, registering for free or making a donation.
  • You will have your own views as to why public and private law cases are going up. We will try to investigate the most promising suggestions and share them with the judiciary. More details on the review will follow separately. Please support us by becoming a member, sharing and liking our posts, registering for free or making a donation.
  • Following a powerful lobby by women's rights activists, the Ministry of Justice announced a panel of representatives to review the way that family justice system does or does not protect people from the risk of domestic abuse. Naturally the recommendations will affect mothers, fathers and their children. It will affect victims and perpetrators of abuse. They will also affect the innocent and people who are victims of false allegations. We want people to be safe, but it is hard to see how the Government came to the conclusion that their reviewing panel of 10 women and one man is fair, but they did. It includes women's representatives, but none from men's or fathers organisations. Please read our Newsletter on this and ask you MP to make representations to the Minister.
  • University College London research by Dr John Barry supports the comments here that men treasure their responsibility as fathers above all else. Research also supports the fact that shared parenting after separation improves welfare outcomes for children. We support a rebuttal presumption of joint parenting time. Not a recent article, but still relevant and supported by growing evidence. To support us please follow us, share and like our posts, become a member, register for free or make a donation.
  • We previously reported on this tragic case where a child was killed by his mother. The Serious Case Review (SCR) has now been published. Explanations offered include "spousal revenge intended as a mechanism to hurt her ex-partner" and that "could be supported by the death having occurred on Father's Day". One of the recommendations of the SCR is 'That KSCB and the Kent and Medway Domestic Abuse Executive Group develop an increased understanding of the needs of men as victims of domestic abuse and what this means about the nature of services that should be provided for them.' The case demonstrates that it is wrong to treat these horrendous cases in the gendered way they often are e.g. on the Victoria Derbyshire Show on 15th May 2019 with selective sampling of SCRs. Please support us by sharing and liking our posts, following us, becoming a member, registering for free or making a donation.

FNF HSSF Kite Mark Award

Families Need Fathers has been awarded the Help and Support for Separated Families Kite Mark which is a new UK government accreditation scheme for organisations offering help to separated families.

Families Need Fathers work with a range of family law professionals, including Family Law Panel


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