Tag Archives: family courts

Use the law to address coercive control involving interference in the mother-child relationship

I have had a number of emails in the last week from women whose ex-partners are turning their children against them. These emails are in response to a presentation that I gave at the WMSDAC conference in Birmingham last week … Continue reading

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Picking apart the mother-blaming that takes place with abused mothers

I’ve been working on a theme that is to do with unhelpful/punitive/harmful responses to mothers who have become, or are at risk of becoming, separated from their children in a context of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) (mothers apart for … Continue reading

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Will Rebecca Minnock become another mother apart?

The media reports of Rebecca Minnock who has gone into hiding with her son are sure to make chilling reading for mothers living apart from their children. I am wondering what the outcome of this story will be – will … Continue reading

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Emerging issues concerning mothers apart from their children

The overarching aim of my research project is to address the problem that, in the UK, there is no comprehensive, statutory provision of support for mothers who have become, or are at risk of becoming, separated from their children. But … Continue reading

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Great interviews!

The interviews for the Mothers Apart Project are well under way and I have completed 13 interviews with 15 participants (two interviews included two participants each). So far, I have interviewed: two Clinical Psychologists – one who is also a … Continue reading

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‘I feel mute’ – a message to the family courts

This post is reblogged from the Maypole Women website as it reflects the experiences of many women who are central to the Mothers Apart Project. Posted on January 10, 2015 by Maypole Women This is a message from a victim … Continue reading

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