Singing parental alienation campaigner Andrew John Teague has rewritten the lyrics to Don’t Cry for Me Argentina to hammer home the plight of families torn apart by the syndrome … his rewrite ends with words aimed at the authorities, courts, social workers and others employed to help “In the end you never deliver …”
PA is when one parent undermines the role of the other by turning a child against them following a separation.
Between 2013 and 2016, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Wales dealt with 22,670 cases involving children.
The Welsh Government said it was developing information and advice services.
Dr Sue Whitcombe, from not-for-profit Family Psychology Solutions, said social workers, psychologists and solicitors should be receiving training.
“This is a severe form of child emotional abuse when at its most severe and pure form and it needs to recognised along with those other types of child abuse,” she said.
There are laws in some countries, including Mexico and Italy, which punish parents who alienate one another.
Dad’s crusader Andrew J Teague, from D.A.D.S (dads against double standards), who lives in Swansea, revealed that more and more he and others running the site are spending time talking to estranged parents who have hit rock bottom as their ex-partners twist their children against them or they come up against the brick wall of bureaucracy which ham-strings courts and social services.
Many parents find it so difficult to see their children that despite paying hundreds of pounds in maintenance they are also paying for supervised access. One man says this costs him EIGHTY pounds a time to spend two hours with his child.