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Lady Butler-Sloss has, in a recent interview, explained that she would like to see parents who obstruct contact doing community service, to remind those parents that their actions will have unpleasant consequences. Butler-Sloss takes the view that this would be a good measure, as she feels community service could be carried out with minimal impact on the children involved. She does not address any possible social stigma the children may be affected by as a result of the measure nor the potential difficulties this measure would raise for parents who cannot afford child minders or whose children are still babies and need round the clock care, or are not yet in school.

Our question then, is simple: do you think this is a good measure for obstructive parents in the battle against withholding contact? Over to you.

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