The Children Act 1989 introduced Significant Harm as the threshold that justifies compulsory intervention in family life in the best interests of children. Harm is defined as the ill treatment or impairment of health and development.
Category: Parental Alienation
A list (with summaries) of articles and resources held within the Cafcass Library and available to Cafcass FCAs on the subject of Parental Alienation in 2016
When two parents are at war (or in High Conflict…) the only safe ground for the children is often their school or children’s services. Likewise, for any alienated parent, the school and children’s services...
Anthony Douglas of Cafcass proposes to launch his High Conflict Pathway tool – read about the actual tool and why it is not fit for purpose here.
Howe many Cafcass FCAs do you think attended an important webinar training session on Emotional Harm run by the Cafcass CEO Anthony Douglas?
Our researchers have started to widen the net with their research on Parental Alienation beyond Cafcass and the Courts to the support services that surround children in everyday life.
You may find some of these Parental Alienation resources useful for you, your family, and your support network
All school and college staff should be aware of the various forms of abuse, including emotional harm, so that they are able to identify children in need of help and support and know what action to take
How much do HMCTS Her Majesties Courts and Tribunal Service know about Parental Alienation?
If you’re reading this then we’re going to hazard a guess that you are either named on or have an interest in Child Arrangements Orders made under Section 8 of the Children’s Act 1989....
The Impact of Parental Hostility tool is a tool referenced often by Cafcass as the tool that Cafcass use to detect Parental Alienation. Is it fit for use?
Cafcass used to (and sometimes still does) refer to Parental Alienation as Implacable Hostility. In 2015 they were asked how they dealt with Implacable Hostility…
What are the Knowledge Bites that Cafcass refer to as “training modules” or “elearning modules” and how many Cafcass employees have viewed them?
For some time now one of our researchers has been looking at the connections and communications channels that exist (or don’t exist) between local authorities, children’s services, Cafcass, the Police, and any healthcare professionals
Cafcass often reference their inhouse Library in responses to research questions. What is it, how does it operate, and how is it used?
Cafcass have only recently (2017) started to publicly acknowledge the existence of Parental Alienation in over 80% of UK family court cases. but how long have they known?
Research into how the Ministry of Justice responds to questions about Parental Alienation
Anthony Douglas, Chief Executive of Cafcass, led a live webinar discussion on parental alienation attended by only 64 staff members, 33 of whom were FCAs. Cafcass have over 1,400 FCAs.