International custody disputes and the mental health effects on ‘Stuck’ parents

GlobalARRK and partners are currently undertaking a piece of research on how being unable to return to live in the country you consider ‘home’ after an international family law dispute can typically affect mental health.

We will be hearing from those who have experienced proceedings involving the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspect of International Child Abduction, international permanent relocation/ leave to remove applications or wardship proceedings.

It is a collaborative research project between Dr Laura Kean (Dr. Laura Kean, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, NHS Borders,), Dr Onyoja Momoh (Centre for Private International Law, University of Aberdeen) and GlobalARRK.

Please email if you would like to take part in this study.

We will post the results of the survey on this page in Spring 2024.