- Over the past year we have supported 223 new and 189 existing stuck parents.
- 245 families have received free supportive phone calls.
- 79 parents have been added to a peer support group.
- 2,496 supportive emails have been sent.
- We have dealt with 69 safeguarding concerns.
- Our new befriending team have befriended 19 parents since February
We have welcomed 18 new specialist international family law firms into the legal network this year from a range of countries: NZ, Australia, Netherlands, United States, Portugal, Canada and France. These firms all offer pro bono consultation and follow our ethical code of practice. This year we referred 88 parents to an expert lawyer.
- 91% of parents said the helpline is extremely helpful
- 80% said the lawyer referrals were extremely helpful
- 94% said the guides were extremely helpful
- 95% of parents said they would recommend GlobalARRK to a friend
StephIt's the only organization out there that serves this somewhat unique group, and those running it appear competent and motivated.Steph
CarolThis is a brilliant organisation doing its best to help very vulnerable people and they handle everything kindly and professionally.Carol
KarenWhenever I come across a story like mine, the first thing I recommend is GlobalARRK. The only place with so much expertise in this matter, the only place you can communicate with so many stuck/Hague convention parents.Karen
RebeccaThe moment I was linked with GlobalARRK was a turning point for me, I no longer felt as alone as I had.Rebecca
JoannaThe knowledge and resources you provide are amazing but without a doubt, for me, it's the support. I don't know how I would have made it through the last year without the support of GlobalARRK and the other stuck parents, I can't find the words to express my gratitude and love for all of you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! XJoanna
MaryIt give hope and the much needed support of others in the same situation, without GlobalARRK I would have been still stuck in feeling like I was the only person in the world going through this nightmareMary
JosieBecause the general public has no clue about this problem and it's hard to find people who understand.Josie
EmmaMoral Support and gaining a better understanding of international law.Emma
AnnieGlobalARRK people are calm and sane in an insane situation.Annie
JackieIt has given me strength and hope knowing that I’m not fighting this alone and that there’s an organisation of people who are fighting this fight. The group gives me strength and support, advice and a place where I can share my experience and feel like I’m helping others. It helps me feel empowered and supported. There’s also all the practical advice and meeting other mums face to face.Jackie
RachelInvaluable moral support, got me in touch with my current lawyer, gave a general advice on the situation, helped me to get in touch with mothers in the same situationRachel
AndreaThe information and knowledge you have provided is beyond what I expected. The contact from you and other parents in my situation has been invaluable, I couldn't have imagined trying to go through this without all of your support and knowledgeAndrea
SarahI am forever grateful to GlobalARRK for supporting me through the most difficult time in my life. They helped find a great solicitor. They also helped me with advice in regards to accommodation and other practical things. What's more important, they have been there for me, giving me emotional support, day or night.Sarah
HelenOnly people who have been through such a horrific experience as we have, or are going through it, truly fathom the pain, fear, feelings of hopelessness and despair. The GlobalARRK team have been there. They really understand. They provided me with non-judgmental practical support and advice. They saved my sanity. I cannot thank them enough for the help they provided me and so many others like meHelen