In recent times there has been a growing impetus in the courts to consider the wishes of the child in all court proceedings concerning children, including relocation proceedings, as a matter which will directly impact him or her, rather than as a “passive recipient” of a judgement passed down by the court. There is now a keener appreciation of the child’s autonomy and his or her right to take a key role in the decision making process.
What is relocation?
The charity PACT (Parents and Abducted Children Together) was founded by Lady (Catherine) Meyer CBE in 1999. Their work comprises the campaigning against and publicising the growing incidence of international parental child abduction in the UK.Their latest documentary film, Sarah Cecilie, examines the effects of child abduction from the point of view of the child and the two estranged estranged parents. Click here for a five minute preview.