The new Domestic Abuse Act 2021 is a landmark piece of legislation intended to protect all citizens throughout England.
Importantly the Act recognises children as victims in their own right and underlines just how critical it is to protect them from coercive control, irrespective of how that abuse manifests itself.
The Draft Guidance is issued under section 84 of the 2021 Act and has been designed to set standards and promote best practice, which is critical guidance for the Central Family Court and judgements linked to children matters.
It currently recognises this salient fact:
Parental Alienation is abusive to victim parents and their children.