Roz Osborne: Founder / Director

  Roz is the founder of GlobalARRK, which she started in 2012 when she was a stuck parent in Portugal. Roz and the amazing team of volunteers have achieved so much since 2012: supporting over a thousand stuck parents, raising awareness of the issues, promoting research and collecting statistics. Due to the hundreds of cases, Roz has been involved with over the years, she has a deep understanding of the challenges stuck parents typically face. She works tirelessly to improve the situation on every level: attending international events, meeting with policymakers and working with individual parents. Diverse life experiences have guided her role as the Director of GlobalARRK. Previously she has been a charity trustee, a project coordinator and successful in securing funding bids. However, the cornerstone of her motivation and experience lies in her work directly with children. Roz has a post-graduate degree in Education and has specialised in…...

Costas Calamvokis: Trustee

Costas has a background in designing computer chips and a degree in electrical engineering from Imperial College, London. He has supported the design and implementation of our IT systems including the CRM, Gsuite and Website ensuring we are working with the best technology without the price tag! Costas has two children and two stepchildren and now lives in the UK after being an Expat for over 15 years....

Alice: Research

Alice is working on Research and case studies for GlobalARRK as well as studying Law! She is keen to find out more about how families experience international custody systems and to raise awareness about the situations families find themselves in. ...

Tatiana

Tatiana is working as a parent support volunteer. She has experience in Family Law and a personal interest in helping families who find themselves helpless in distressing situations.  She is a keen advocate for the rights of families and is committing any extra time she has to providing pro bono assistance to those who need it most....

Becka: Parent Support Coordinator

Becka is the GlobalARRK Volunteer Coordinator. She lives in the UK but is Australian and unable to return to her home country with her daughter. She has however come to terms with living life in the UK and is passionate about helping Stuck Parents. Becka is determined to facilitate sustainable positive change so that one day parents and children in every country can be safe, fully supported and won’t have to endure the horrific ordeal of ongoing domestic abuse, child abuse and separation from their homeland. Whatever it takes, whether fairy dust or constant campaigning and education she is determined to raise awareness and to make a change in this world!...

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Kim: Marketing & Communications

Kim helps manage the GlobalARRK website, including writing the blog and any other Marketing Communications that the charity needs support with. She discovered GlobalARRK in early 2017 after withdrawing her request to remove her two children from the UK to return to her native home in Canada. Having felt as though she lost her voice in the process, Kim is using her own experience and communication skills to help raise awareness of the need for change and the support that GlobalARRK has to offer. Kim is Founder of a strategic marketing consultancy based in the UK and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Her marketing communications career spans 25 years in both Canada and the UK....

Bianca: Parent Support Volunteer

Bianca is a Parent Support Volunteer for GlobalARRK. She has personal experience of being a Stuck Parent, originally from New Zealand. Bianca and her two children were returned to the UK by the Hague Convention in 2014 and a subsequent relocation application was unsuccessful.  She has gone on to create a happy life in the UK despite the significant challenges that present when being a Stuck Parent.  She says “I understand how difficult it is for families facing homelessness, having no family support close by, enduring financial difficulties, isolation, uncertainty and often ongoing abuse and harassment from an ex-partner, while navigating a court system that is expensive, slow and rarely effective in protecting vulnerable families”. “I’d like Stuck Parents to believe that they can create good experiences with, and for their children, wherever they are, despite the mountain of hurdles in the way”.  I am here to listen, support and help!...