We are a group of parents who have been alienated from our children either inside or outside of the court process. We are parents who understand what it is like to live with our children rejecting us without any justification. We know that our children are captured in the mind-set of their other parent and we know that this is harmful to their wellbeing.
No child chooses to reject or resist contact with a once loving parent without a valid and justified reason.
For this to happen, a child has to suppress their love and attachment to that parent. This causes profound emotional and psychological harm with life long consequences.
This is not a parental rights issue, this is a mental health issue. Harm to our children and the grief and trauma inflicted to us by being erased and removed from our childrens lives
For too long as individuals and collectively, we have been silenced by the family courts and CAFCASS and in Scotland and Northern Ireland by the family court services which are supposed to support our children. We have suffered and our children have suffered and their lives and ours have been impoverished because of what we have been subjected to.