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1 INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION A Holistic Approach Ann Wollner Rosa Saladino

2 WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION? Parent taking or keeping child overseas without ◦ other parent’s permission, or ◦ court order  parents separated, father comes to pick up the child for the weekend and mother and child have vanished  father takes child to visit sick grandfather in England and never comes back

3 WHAT IS INTERNATIONAL PARENTAL CHILD ABDUCTION? Other names  Parental kidnapping  Child snatching  Child stealing  IPCA It’s NOT Child Slavery Child Trafficking

4 COMMON SITUATIONS ◦ One parent comes from overseas (44.2%-2011)  Escaping from family violence  Revenge  Parents separating and family and support overseas  New born baby and family and support overseas  Separating and father thinks Australian family law gives the mother too many rights

5 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? StatsEffects

6 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? Australian Statistics-150 p.a.(min)

7 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? United States 1,700 p.a.

8 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? EFFECTS

9 Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision

10 Harms the child ◦ Loss of love and contact with half his family ◦ Loss of friends and community ◦ Loss of stability and consistency ◦ Loss of language, culture, name and nationality ◦ Causes psychological and emotional trauma ◦ Problems with anger, trust, abandonment, identity, helplessness and fearfulness IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? Child Abuse

11 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? Left behind parent Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision Stress from Relationship breakdown Stress from Relationship breakdown DevastationDepression Despair legal ParentingFearAnger Relation ships

12 IS IT A REAL PROBLEM? Abducting parent Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision Revenge Insecure Depression guilt Relief ParentingIsolatedAnger Relation ships Post natal depression Fear

13 Paul’s abduction

14 SERVICES REQUIRED LEGAL SOCIAL WORK EDUCATIONMEDIATION SERVICES

15 SERVICES PROVIDED ISS Australia- LEGAL SOCIAL WORK EDUCATIONMEDIATION

16 SERVICES PROVIDED ISS LEGAL Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision ADVICE FAMILY LAW RELOCATION ADVICE PACE ALERT ADVICE HAGUE CONVENTION NON HAGUE CONVENTION ADVICE HAGUE CONVENTION NON HAGUE CONVENTION APPLICATION HAGUE CONVENTION REFERRAL MEDIATION LAWYERS ADVICE PACE ALERT REFERRAL LAWYERS MEDIATION

17 SERVICES PROVIDED ISS SOCIAL WORK Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision REFERRAL FAMILY LAW FAMILY VIOLENCE PACE ALERT ADVICE HAGUE CONVENTION NON HAGUE CONVENTION SUPPORT COUNSELLING SOCIAL WORK CHILD PROTECTION REFERRAL MEDIATION LAWYERS NETWORK PARTNERS SUPPORT COUNSELLING REFERRAL LAWYERS MEDIATION GROUPS

18 SERVICES PROVIDED ISS INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION Pre abduction Abduction Post Decision MEDIATION RETURN VOLUNTARY COURT ORDERED ACCESS INTERIM FINAL

19 IPCA ISSUES Delays in return ◦ Non contact/ alienation Unenforceability of conditions in return orders ◦ “ toilet paper” Increased conflict Ongoing trauma Number of non Hague countries Unevenness in Hague Jurisdictions

20 Questions ????


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