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The government’s consultation on the Statutory Guidance for the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 closes on 14th September 2021. Make sure you click to respond to the guidance before the deadline. It’s vital members of the public raise concerns about ‘parental alienation’ and ‘alienating behaviours’ being included in the guidance, due to the theory’s widespread misuse and problematic impacts upon victims, particularly mothers and children.

You can download our official response to the statutory guidance here:

Write in to the government’s consultation on the statutory guidance to the Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Simply click the button to go directly to the consultation (opens in a new window) to have your say about victims rights!

Need help taking part in the consultation?

Download our brief PDF guide on how to take part in the consultation on the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 Statutory Guidance.

In your submission, all you need to do is tell them what you think, in your own words. If you are focusing your response on the inclusion of parental alienation in the statutory guidance, answer question 5. Anyone can take part, and it is vital that the government hears from those with lived experience of domestic abuse and family court. Your input is crucial to shaping the law and every response counts.

Thank you for responding to the consultation. The closing date is 14th September 2021 so please do not delay!

Access the Government Consultation

Simply click the button to go directly to the consultation (opens in a new window) to have your say about victims rights!

As seen on Channel 4 Dispatches

On Tuesday 20th July 2021 Channel 4 Dispatches aired the shocking film ‘Torn Apart: Family Courts Uncovered’. Dispatches conducted an investigation into the culture and practices within the secret family court. It uncovered never-before-seen footage of brutal ‘enforced removals’ of children. The children lived in safe homes, but were subjected to a violent psychological strategy in family court, leading to their distressing removal.

Channel 4 Dispatches sent the UK’s forty-six police forces a Freedom of Information Request and only two responded. They indicated that they had dealt with 24 enforced removals in the last five years, but indicated there could be more.

297 legal professionals were surveyed during the Dispatches investigation, who said they had witnessed 42 such enforced removals in the last 5 years.

Read the Channel 4 News press release here

Anecdotally we know that enforced removals are on the rise – but nobody knows exactly how often this happens. Enforced removals are on the rise, because the misuse of parental alienation is also rising, particularly in abuse cases. Enforced removal of a child is recommended by unregulated, unaffiliated and sometimes even unqualified parental alienation expert witnesses.

The government needs to investigate the frequency and basis for enforced removals in private law family proceedings. Children should not be forced into unsafe contact. This brutal practice must stop.

How you can help

The government must ban the use of enforced removals in private law proceedings. We urge you to write to your MP using the template below.

Simply download the letter to your device and attach it to an email to your MP.

Find your MP

Click HERE to find your elected representatives and email them easily. Attach your letter to your email and click send.

Thank you for your support!

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