Karen Woodall

Last week we held our first training day for professionals working with alienated children and their families at Facebook Headquarters in London.  We were delighted to have the support of Facebook for this event because we know that social media already plays and will play an increasingly significant role in keeping children in close relationship with their parents after separation.  For this first training day we had a number of practitioners from different disciplines and we considered, amongst other questions, the rights of the child.

One of the key questions we considered was the right of the child to have a relationship with both parents after separation.  This is a fundamental question for practitioners in my view, because the answer that one gives to that question will underpin the work that is done with families.  It was a stark and for me at least, cold reminder, that one of the…

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