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Cafcass trials ‘groundbreaking’ process in parental alienation cases

The Guardian reports that children may be moved from alienating parents

The Guardian reports that Cafcass is trialling a 'groundbreaking' process in cases where a separated parent seeks to alienate a child against the other parent.

The new approach will involve the provision of intense therapy for the alienating parent. If that parent does not respond positively to the therapy, he or she will not be allowed to have their children live with them.

The newspaper quotes Sarah Parsons, the assistant director of Cafcass, who said:

"We are increasingly recognising that parental alienation is a feature in many of our cases and have realised that it's absolutely vital that we take the initiative. Our new approach is groundbreaking."

For the full report, click here. For information on the Cafcass website, click here.

For an article concerning  intractable contact disputes where the underlying dynamics are not obvious, written by Briony Palmer of 3 Dr Johnson's Buildings, click here.

19/11/17 (supplemented 23/11/17)