One of our campaigns is to lobby the Family Courts here in East Kent on something very close to our hearts. We are asking them to do something that doesn’t happen anywhere else. Which is on receipt of a Petition or Application for a Child Arrangement Order – the Courts should refer all Applicants/Respondents to Dads Unlimited for a Mental Health Referral.
When legal proceedings commence – because of the huge stress and anxiety this can bring – if you’re not taking care of yourself, and if you are not getting the advice and support you need, it may unnecessarily affect your parenting, which ultimately affects the children.
It is so important for the Courts to understand this, and to take positive, decisive action in order to help take care of the Applicant’s and Respondent’s Mental Health.
Check back here and we will keep you updated about this