Landscape in Children’s Cases is changing

The High Court in the case of Re H (parental alienation) PA v TT and another shows that the landscape in children’s cases is changing where one parent is deliberately preventing the children from having a relationship with their other parent.

The term ‘parental alienation’ that has been long discussed has now been recognised by the judiciary, previously it was often met with scepticism or ignored. The decision may encourage alienated parents to apply for a transfer of care if it appears that this is the only means by which a child can have a full relationship with both of their parents.

In this case the court recognised the right of a child to have a relationship with the alienated parent, and that the absence of that relationship could cause the child emotional and social harm. In this case the court was satisfied that it was necessary to change the parent with whom the child lived to enable that harm to be prevented.

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