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P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 28/06/2018 - Children, Young People and Education Committee (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Chair of the Petitions Committee - Petition P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

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Meeting: 05/06/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Minister for Children and Social Care along with further comments from the petitioner and Dr Sue Whitcombe and agreed to write to:

 

·         the Minister to ask for further information about the intentions of the Welsh Government and Cafcass Cymru in respect of:

    • revising Pathways in relation to parental alienation in light of the work being undertaken by Cafcass England; and
    • further developing training for front-line practitioners on identifying and dealing appropriately with alienating behaviours; and
  • the Children, Young People and Education Committee to ask whether they have considered looking at this issue.

Meeting: 01/05/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 5)

5 Evidence session - P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Minister for Children and Social Care

Albert Heaney, Director of Social Services and Integration, Welsh Government

Nigel Brown, Chief Executive, CAFCASS Cymru

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Minister for Children and Social Care, Albert Heaney and Nigel Brown.


Meeting: 01/05/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 7)

Discussion of Previous Evidence Session

Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence heard and agreed to:

·         write to the Minister for Children and Social Care to ask for more detail of the future intentions of the Welsh Government and Cafcass Cymru to revise policies and pathways in relation to parental alienation, including training for staff; and

·         seek the views of the petitioners on the recent evidence received by the Committee.


Meeting: 23/01/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

4 Evidence Session - P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

  • Paul Apreda, Petitioner
  • Dr Sue Whitcombe, Chartered Psychologist

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the evidence received and agreed to invite the Minister for Children and Social Care and CAFCASS to give evidence to a future meeting, and to consider gathering further evidence on the petition as part of a future discussion on the Committee’s forward work programme.

 


Meeting: 19/09/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

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Minutes:

Neil McEvoy declared the following relevant interest under Standing Order 17.24A:

 

He has previously had dealings with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

 

The Committee considered correspondence from the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children and agreed to invite the petitioner to give oral evidence to the Committee with a view to inviting the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to a future meeting. 

 


Meeting: 11/07/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

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Minutes:

Due to time constraints the petition was deferred to the meeting on 19 September.

 


Meeting: 09/05/2017 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

2 P-05-751 Recognition of Parental Alienation

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children to ask the specific questions raised by the petitioners.


 

 

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