The internet is awash today with the misinformation that the new UK Domestic Abuse Bill includes parental alienation as a form of domestic violence.

From an early morning posting which shows the MP Philip Davies’s tabled amendments for inclusion of parental alienation as a form of domestic violence, this story has run around the world on facebook groups and other places as being a done deal. It is not.

It is not a fact.  It is false news and the creation of false news of this nature, where vulnerable parents are concerned, is worrying.

To be clear.  The Domestic Abuse Bill is at Report Stage. You can read the Report here.

You can see the process which will now be undertaken in Parliament to consider the Bill as it stands, the Report from the Committee and the Amendments which have been tabled here.

From the Parliamentary Website


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From the above infographic you can see how a Bill passes through Parliament. This Bill is at report stage, this means that there will a third reading in the House of Commons before it is passed to the House of Lords.

During this time, much lobbying of MP’s will occur and organisations representing parents will make submissions in response to the Report.  There will be a process by which the Bill will potentially go back and forth for debate until the House of Commons and the House of Lords are agreed on its wording.

This is not not a time for rejected parents to be misled into believing that parental alienation will now be automatically included in the act when it receives Royal Assent.

Crystal clear understanding is required in this field.

Keep your critical thinking skills sharp.

Educate yourself.

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.