Another dad is gone… and so this is Christmas and Cafcass, what have you done?

Leigh G Banks

Leigh G Banks

Leigh G Banks is a former Fleet Street journalist, now a writer and broadcaster with RTI.fm

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3 Responses

  1. Amber King says:

    As an alienated mother I used to take offense to the coined term “alienated dads” I also felt extremely discriminated against because I wasnt a Dad and could not seem to get anyone to understand what I was going through because alienated mothers just wernt heard of back then and resources to help being specifically organized for helping alienated fathers made me feel as though they werent established to help alienated mothers. I no longer take offense ….I no longer seperate myself from alienated Dads. I read all these heartfelt stories and instantly identify with the gut wrenching court process and I look back on my own personal court history and shudder at the thought of a justice system designed for my childs best interests making life altering decisions that sever parent child relationships without the blink of an eye. With the latest #me too movement and the enormous amounts of publicity such movement attracted I wonder if we could start a movement in the same way. I would like to suggest “#another Dad gone” or “#Im an alienated father” because let’s face it the coined term is widely accepted and acknowledged in a social setting and at this point I would rather be apart of something that brings about public awareness and change. #Im an alienated father could tweet pic and message to the child or children we are alienated from in Hope’s that one day they will see it and realize we never abandon them. We long for them, we cant gorget about them or give up the fight. Kids and social media is inevitable and wouldnt it be great if an alienated child had a resource or website reference to be able to search by alienated parents name to recieve that alienated parents message, tangible proof of the child being wanted, loved and forever apart of targeted parents life. Wouldnt that be a great way to reach our children and possibly an undetected way to communicate as we all know learned memories are achievable because the alienating parent utilizes there parental control to sever communication leaving child to feel abandoned and more apt to believe the false memories being fed to them by there narcissistic parent. The most simple luxury in life the ability to exercise your right to parent , to be able to socially document your refusal to lay down and accept defeat by simply telling your child you love them could save a father (or mother) from suicide from losing hope and from giving up . I would be proud to be the first woman to post my picture under #im an alienated father .

  2. Frances says:

    All parents in the uk need to wake up to whats happening .
    All the parents who this is happening to should come forward and help all the parents protesting to put a stop to this
    Cafcass and social services will continue to get away with what they are doing to families until we all stand together.

  3. leigh says:

    Darren Farrell I think you would find if you took into account of dad’s nearing this point the figures would be scary. The so called justice system in the UK pushes once sane people to their limits and beyond and breaks them. Why? All because they want to be an EQUAL PARENT. I hate this country and all it stands for now and I spend almost 6 years serving queen and country. An absolute joke of a country now

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