Nick Woodall

Parental Alienation | Writer | Therapeutic ADR | Policy

I am a partner at the Family Separation Clinic. I have worked with families experiencing divorce or separation since 1999 and joined the Family Separation Clinic in 2010, having previously worked at the Centre for Separated Families. I specialise in working directly with separating families in order to enable the whole family to manage change in ways that provide the best outcomes for children. I have worked within a framework of understanding implacable hostility (sometimes referred to as parental alienation) for a number of years.

The Family Separation Clinic offers specialist services to families experiencing divorce or separation and has particular expertise in working with families where children have rejected a parent or are at risk of doing so. Run by highly skilled and experienced professionals, the Clinic offers a discreet and confidential service which is tailored to the individual needs of families. For more information, please Click here

Fully Committed? CSJ report on family breakdown

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Since 2012, I have been a member of the Family Breakdown Working Group at the Centre for Social Justice. Over the last two years, the working group has taken evidence from a wide range of practitioners and academics who are working with, or looking at, the consequences of family breakdown.


In the UK, today, only around two-thirds of all our children are in intact families compared with countries such as Finland where over 95 per cent of children under 15 live with both of their parents (the OECD average is 84 per cent).


Our final report 'Fully Committed? How government could reverse family breakdown' was published in July 2014 and proposes some radical steps to help stop the decline in family breakdown and to better support families where separation cannot be avoided. You can read the report here


In the news...

Exonerated parents seek the return of their adopted child (Fri, 09 Oct 2015)
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Cardiff Court Family Free Advice Clinic launches (Tue, 06 Oct 2015)
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Alienated Father Not Obligated to Pay Child Support (Mon, 14 Sep 2015)
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