Archive for December, 2011

Consultation – Relationships (Cross-government definition of domestic violence consultation)

14/12/2011

May, Theresa raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Relationships; Equality; Justice

The government has launched this consultation to ask for views on whether the current cross-government definition of domestic violence should be widened. It also seeks views on whether the current definition is being applied consistently across government, and if it is understood by practitioners, victims and perpetrators.

Comment by #wco: Whatever the outcome of this consultation, acknowledgement that DV is a two-way crime and most practitioners already agree that taking children away from their parent, or threats to take a child away, are Domestic Violence. If only the cross-governmental departments and “care” agencies upheld this view when a PwC denies a NRP access or contact with their child(ren).

Other Contacts: DVdefinition@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

More information can be read at:
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/consultations/definition-domestic-violence/

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/consultations/definition-domestic-violence/dv-definition-consultation?view=Binary

Published: 14/12/2011 20:00:00
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Media (PR) – Family Courts (Parents who abduct children should face longer in prison, says top judge)

13/12/2011

Judge, The Lord raised an interesting point.

Subjects: Family Courts; Childcare; Equality; Justice; NRP Rights; Parenting

… Lord Judge said: “The abduction of children from a loving parent is an offence of unspeakable cruelty to the loving parent and to the child or children, whatever they may later think of the parent from whom they have been estranged as a result of the abduction.” …

Comment by #wco: I whole heartedly agree with this quote from Lord Judge.
However the removal of contact with children from a loving Non Resident Parent is an offence of unspeakable cruelty to the loving parent and to the child or children too. All too often the “system” appears to forget that the reason so many NRP’s end up in court is precisely because of this “unspeakable cruelty” which is ignored by the Family Court system and the trauma endured to even get to court far certainly (in the words of Lord Judge) ‘does not meet “true justice”, especially for the other “loving parent”‘.

This tragic abuse of child and Non Resident Parent should be treated as seriously as Lord Judge says, with punishment for the Parent With Care, and their collaborators including “care” agencies & legal teams, that inflicts this systematic and “unspeakable cruelty”

Other Contacts:

More information can be read at:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8954072/Parents-who-abduct-children-should-face-longer-in-prison-says-top-judge.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/tom-whitehead/

Published: 13/12/2011 18:15:00
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