Miranda Theobald: Trustee

Miranda has worked for charities for 17 years and is extremely passionate about human rights and equality. She trained as a counsellor and recently qualified as a Family Support Worker. She lives in the Cotswolds with her husband, two boys and dog Bella. When Miranda was younger, she was very lucky to have travelled all over the world....

Dr. Onyoja Momoh: Trustee

Onyója Momoh is an English barrister and academic expert in international child and family law. Alongside practice at the Bar, she completed her doctoral research with an Elphinstone PhD scholarship at the University of Aberdeen, examining domestic and family violence in the context of the Article 13(1) b) exception of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Onyója is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the appointed UK research assistant on the major collaborative EU-funded POAM project exploring the utility and effectiveness of protective measures to safeguard mothers and children in Hague Return proceedings. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and has delivered training, lectures, and papers around the world on international family law....

Dr. Ruth Lamont: Trustee

Ruth is a trustee of GlobalARRK. She is a senior lecturer in family and child law at the University of Manchester, UK. She has worked with research projects and related activities of GlobalARRK since 2017. She has previously acted as a member of the advisory committee and worked on the project developing advice for children caught up in the legal process associated with child abduction. Her research has focused on the implications of cross-border family life and the law relating to child abduction and relocation of families with children. She is an expert on the case law and approach of the courts to decisions in relating to child abduction, and on family law in England and Wales.  ...

Amy Carlse: Parent Support Coordinator

Amy is the Parent Support Coordinator at GlobalARRK. She speaks with Stuck Parents on the phone and provides emotional support, information and  contacts. She is also our Legal Network Coordinator sourcing legal professionals to support families who find themselves in need during international family law disputes. She is keen to find the best possible advocates for “stuck” families and raise awareness on the issues GlobalARRK promotes. Amy comes from a corporate legal background, holding legal qualifications in both the UK and New Zealand. She also has developed an overseas family-based charity initiative that increases book readership and literacy rates among disadvantaged children and parents....

Duncan Millard: Trustee

Duncan Millard founded Leeds charity Oblong in 1996, leading the organisation and working with the NHS to create the Head Space mental well-being course, which has been delivered to hundreds of people all over Leeds. He has created many other well-being courses for the local authority, private trusts and the health service including Mindful Gardening, Mindmate Families and Peaceful Minds. He is currently Mental Wellbeing Co-ordinator of Humans Being, focusing on mental wellbeing and gender role stereotypes....

Roz Osborne: CEO

  Roz is the CEO of GlobalARRK. She founded the charity in 2012 and since then has overseen the growth of the charity which now  supports hundreds of families each year. Roz has a deep understanding of the challenges stuck parents typically face and works tirelessly to improve the plight of stuck parents on every level: attending international events, meeting with policymakers and working with individual parents. Diverse life experiences have guided her role as the CEO of GlobalARRK. Previously she has been a primary classroom teacher, violinist and project coordinator. 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 English language as well as music teaching. In addition, having her own children and stepchildren remind her how lucky she is and make her determined to help those less fortunate....

Ian Burden: Trustee

Ian is a Trustee for GlobalARRK. He has worked on projects for the NHS for the last 12 years and joined NHS England in 2017 in a role working closely with government departments. Although working primarily in the property sector, his knowledge has been expanded to cover the connection with Health Inequalities, the way in which environment can help support physical and mental health and a related passion to provide opportunities for children and young adults. In addition to his work, Ian has been a trustee of a children’s charity and a school governor for children with special educational needs and behavioural problems....

Tatiana: Legal Network

Tatiana is managing the legal network.  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....

Katie: Parent Support Volunteer

Katie is a Parent Support Volunteer for GlobalARRK. After voluntary returning to Singapore due to The Hague Convention and subsequently being awarded relocation to the UK nearly 3 years later she understands the challenges, complexity and effects it has on lives. Being a stuck parent with her two young children on the other side of the world from family has taught such resilience and patience. Returning to the UK she is dedicated to raising awareness, really listening to those who need support and promoting well being on any step of the journey.  ...

Sarah: Accounts

Sarah is the Bookkeeper/Accountant for GlobalARRK. She maintains the financial records for the charity. Sarah was born in the UK and became a stuck parent in Australia, where she worked for the NT Government in Project Management roles. Sarah was eventually able to return to the United Kingdom in 2015 where she re-trained as an Accountant. She feels incredibly lucky to have been able to return “home” and now wishes to contribute towards helping others who are experiencing difficulties returning to their homeland....

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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!...