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4th December 2020, 18:48

Feetham regrets setting standard of proof so high for parental alienation in Children's Act 2009

Daniel Feetham said it was a matter of personal regret that he set the standard of proof so high for parental alienation, that this section of the Children's Act 2009 is rarely used.

The GSD MP reflected on what he called his 'mistake' - as the former Minister for Justice - in not sticking to the 'balance of probability' standard.

Mr Feetham was speaking on last night's GBC Viewpoint, which focused on parental alienation, when a child becomes estranged from a parent as the result of the psychological manipulation of another parent.