MPs asked, do you care about our children or not?
In an unprecedented move a group of parental alienation campaigners have pledged to name any MP who refuses to reply to their call for support.
The group is sending out a major report on parental alienation compiled by the National Association of Alienated Parents to every MP in England, Scotland and Wales.
You can read the report here https://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/parental-alienation-uk/
And to force the issue they are determined to tweet the names of ever parliamentarian who fails to acknowledge the report.
Andrew John Teague, who created the D.A.D.S (Dads against double standards) Facebook group two years ago and is a prime mover in the creation of NAAP, said: “We are simply asking them questions, for example have they read the report?
“Judges at the moment are slamming social services for not putting children’s best-interest first. And we want is for all our MPs to take notice.
“Judges are far to soft when it comes to parents breaking court orders. It’s shambolic to say the least The whole system process and methodology needs to reform and change for the best interest of the children.
“But courts are so bogged down it can take up to three months to even get a court date and lawyers milk it for all its worth and are a part of the problem.
“A dead blind monkey on Mars can see it clearly I don’t believe for one moment the rest don’t see it.
“It might seem drastic action to name and shame those who don’t take notice but we are fighting for children across the world.”
In one of very few Parliamentary debates about Parental Alienation, MPs last year called for the end of “antiquated” divorce law which needs fault to be attached to one or the other party.
Conservative MP Suella Fenandes said at the time: “We need no-fault divorce. Not all marriages end because of fault. However, we have a law that promotes the farce of allocating blame, setting parties on a needlessly confrontational path that only fuels animosity and costs.”
Sir Oliver Heald, a barrister and family QC, said that not all cases of alleged parental alienation were genuine and there could be other reasons why children wanted to avoid contact with a parent.
He said: “As I have already made clear, such behaviour is unacceptable, but it is important to understand that what may appear to be alienating behaviour by a resident parent may, in fact, be the result of other concerns. It is a mixed, complicated picture.”
But that was all said last year.
In the meantime, the campaign by groups across the world goes on and a video, which features PA advisor Stuart Hontree, and NAAP director Peter Davis, is being sent to schools across the country and in some cases abroad.
The video tells in no uncertain terms how PA affects children and offers guidance on how schools can spot those who are being used as a weapon against one of their parents.
And it pulls no punches, revealing how teachers and members of staff can make things worse by their reactions towards an ‘absent’ parent. Too often they accept as fact information given to them by the parent with care.
Andrew John Teague, from Swansea, many of the 20-odd thousand members of his Facebook group D.A.D.S. (Dads against double standards) and colleagues from the NAAP, the National Association of Alienated Parents, will begin the marathon task of distributing the videos in mid-September.
There are currently 32,113 schools in the UK. Of these, 20,925 are primary schools and 4,168 are secondary schools. There are 2,381 independent schools, 1,256 special schools and 351 pupil referral units. 1,617 schools are in Wales – 1,287 primary, 200 secondary and 70 independent schools. 5,045 schools are in Scotland and 1,170 schools in Northern Ireland.
It is estimated that it will take more than six months and cost thousands.
Andrew, from Swansea, has been climbing hills and mountains across the UK in a bid to ‘shout his message from the heights’.
And he is currently walking from Bournemouth to London. He said laughing: “Walk on through the rain. No pain no gain.”
He has climbed in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District.
Recently he tackled the notorious Welsh Three Peaks which takes in Snowdon in the North, Cadair Idris in mid-Wales, and Pen y Fan.
He was joined by Julie Newcombe who as a mother has suffered the sadness of becoming alienated from her off-spring. Julie decided to make the gruelling walk after meeting Andrew at a previous event.
They left a hand-painted pebble at the top of each mountain.
NAAP which was launched in London in March this year describes itself as being about exposing and dealing with all aspects of parental alienation to protect children’s futures.