Global Action on Relocation & Return with Kids

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Supporting parents who have moved abroad 
cannot return home with their children.

GlobalARRK is the only charity specialising in helping 'stuck parents'.  We currently have coordinators in 10 different countries supporting hundreds of stuck parents in over 35 different countries.

What is a stuck parent?

A stuck parent is a parent who, after moving abroad followed by a relationship breakdown, is unable to return to their home country with their children or is forced to be separated from them because they are unable to remain in that country together.


The GlobalARRK mission is to help prevent international child residence disputes and reduce their devastating impact on children and their parents by raising awareness about relocating and returning home with kids, bringing together and supporting stuck parents around the world and using research to promote a better understanding of the underlying issues behind so-called "Parental Child Abduction".

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Parental Child Abduction 1980 

Removing a child without permission from a country that has signed the treaty means that one parent can accuse the other of child abduction under this international treaty.

Read The Economist article "Unhappily ever after: For multi-national families, breaking up can lead to tragedy", featuring stories from stuck parents.

Check out our new leaflet here!