We do not have a specific policy in respect of parental alienation.
We do not currently recommend any specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) learning around parental alienation. However, operational staff have access to information around parental alienation via commissioned on line learning resources provided by the local authority.
Cases of emotional abuse are dealt with by Local Authority (LA) social workers as children in need or children in need of protection. As part of these interventions, the LA may refer on to a number of different agencies as identified in the child’s assessment and care plan.
This information is already available online and can be found at http://www.proceduresonline.com/swcpp/somerset/p_respond_abuse_neg.html
In a Family Law system designed for combative parents there is no real allowance for the views of children and any understanding of how Family Law ultimately impacts on children most of all.
We speak for the children in Family Law so that, finally, the children have a voice.