A leading group campaigning against Parental Alienation have released to the public a video already being sent to every school in the UK.
And you can now view the National Association of Alienated Parents video here. It is 50 minutes long and worth every second of viewing:
Already it has been delivered by members of NAAP and D.A.D.S (Dads against double standards) to more than 1,200 schools across the UK.
Andrew John Teague, from Swansea, a prime mover in getting the video, made said: “It’s been one hell of a job getting the video to the right people but we’ve kept at it.
“Along the way though, so many people made it clear that they wanted a copy to share with family and friends and neighbours, anybody in fact who has been caught up in the tragedy of parental alienation.
“People need help to cope and hopefully this video shows them how to sort things out and tells us all what we can do. Schools should be playing their part and now many are.”
The video tells 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.
The video features PA advisor Stuart Hontree, and NAAP director Peter Davis as well as Andrew and others.
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.
Andrew said: “It’s a massive task I know, but we are determined to complete it. If we have to we’ll stand at every school gate in the country and hand the videos to staff. That’s how important it is for the people who very often spend more time with our children than we do!”
Schools have £90 billion to spend each year – but D.A.D.S and NAAP are supplying for free what could be one of the most important lessons for teachers regarding family life.
“The schools spend money on all sorts of teaching aids but we are giving them a lesson for the lives of their pupils for nothing – it’s going to take months. But we’ll just keep going.”
Cafcass – seen by so many victims of the phenomena as a major part of the problem – says it deals with 125,000 cases of parental alienation each year. Sarah Parsons, the assistant director, now says the organisation now recognises that the alienating parent’s aim is to persuade the child to permanently exclude that parent from their life.
But campaigners still believe Cafcass is failing in its duty to stop it happening and they are campaigning to have parental alienation made a criminal offence.
Andrew said: “Every school that has the DVD sent to them will be listed on Twitter and Facebook and NAAP will send a covering letter with each DVD highlighting the need for schools to take notice.”
At the same time the groups have been sending out the NAAP report – which was first published last year on the consumerwatchfoundation.com – to every MP in England, Scotland and Wales.
See the report here (sometimes it is slow to load, but we are working on it): https://www.consumerwatchfoundation.com/category/parental-alienation-the-report/