Parental Alienation Awareness Day 25-04-2019 Update
I would firstly like to thanks everyone personally who took part in the Parental Alienation Awareness Day on the 25-04-2019 in Central London. I would like to thank the organisers especially for the wonderful work they did and all the stress that comes with event planning. It was a peaceful and fantastic day meeting likeminded people who have taken the courage to come out in public to show their support for awareness. We have been getting a fair bit of media attention recently due to the march which took place on the 25th of April and I would like to clarify a few things. Parental Alienation is not a gender-based issue and it affects mums, dads, siblings, grandparents and the wider family network.
The media had picked up on it being a fathers rights march and this is untrue the march was for everyone involved and affected by Parental Alienation. PA does not discriminate and it can and does affect all walks of life, not one particular race, colour, religion or sex. So when we march we march together as one! Due to gender bias within the family court system, mothers do 80-90% of the time gain full custody of the children and we do need to also address the inequality with regards to that. Ultimately it affects everyone and that is how it should be treated when we campaign and when the media report on it.
What needs to happen now is we need the organisations and the individual people that know about PA and do nothing about it to be held accountable. If that means legal action needs to be taken against individuals and the organisations they work for so be it. The reports, statements and false recommendations Social Workers, CAFCASS and Family Judges need to be addressed. I don’t know anywhere in the world that would allow another parent to systematically emotionally abuse a child over long periods and get away with it. Just because the abuse is not physical does not mean it is not happening. No one whether an adult and definitely not a child should be subjected to any form of abuse whether it is emotionally, physically or financially by anyone. This includes the Child Maintenance Services which admit the happily support PA as it helps with their fees and financial sustainability.
We will not sit by and allow these organisations to continue to abuse good parents because PA falls in the too difficult box! As I have always said change is coming whether you like it or not.
Here are some photos of the UK Parental Awareness Day 25-04-2019 in Central London
Below is some media coverage that came from the Parental Alienation Awareness Day March
BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour on Parental Alienation 26-04-2019
BBC Breakfast on Parental Alienation 27-04-2019