One of Britain’s leading campaigners against parental alienation – who recently revealed he had finally won proper contact with his daughter – is continuing a tour of the UK’s major city court houses.
Andrew John Teague, from Swansea, revealed how a two-year battle, after he became alienated from his young daughter, finally came to an end when a family court hearing threw out any doubts about his parenting abilities and gave him more access than he – or his barrister – had expected.
“I was vindicated of the things I had been accused of – things that no caring parent should ever have said about them … it has been so hard over the last three months – and for a year and a half before that … it’s been the biggest roller-coaster ride in my life,” he said.
In many cases it would be understandable for a parent to walk away from a site like D.A.D.S. (Dads against double standards) which has gathered more than 20,000 members in the last twelve months.
But Andrew has pledged to continue the fight to get members back with their children.
The D.A.D.S. campaign is becoming acknowledged across the world and the www.consumerwatchfoundation.com has promised to keep readers informed of their progress.
Next Andrew and members will be campaigning outside court houses in Manchester and Liverpool on July 25, 2017. People wearing shirts signed by thousands of disaffected parents will strip to the waist as part of the group’s unique #shirtoffyourback protest.
The protest is a symbolic gesture towards family courts which the group say create parental alienation because of the restrictions they work under and the information given to them by over-cautious social workers.
The group recently claimed a major success after a Father’s Day protest and march in Edinburgh.
Dads Against Double Standards walked through the Scottish capital, starting at the Scottish Parliament and ending at Nicola Sturgeon’s residency at Bute House.
Andrew said: “It’s a gesture, a way of saying you’ve taken everything else off me now you can have the shirt off my back. We leave the shirts at family court buildings because the have the names of parents who have become alienated from their children written on them.
He said: “The event was a success. People were coming up and shaking our hands and we even got a round if applause.
In August Andrew and others will set off from Swansea family court to walk to l to London which will take five days.
Parental alienation is the result, of the manipulation of a child into showing fear, disrespect or hostility towards a parent or other family members. The Edinburgh march marked the first anniversary of D.A.D.S.