being increased. That state is, in itself, worthy of note in this type of research. Where the primary interviewee refused to give us contact details for the other parent, we respected that position and accepted that we would not be able to include the other parent in our research. Where the primary interviewee was not able to provide contact details for the other parent, but was tolerant of the concept of that other parent being contacted by us, strenuous efforts were made to locate that other parent and offer the opportunity of taking part. On several occasions, the other parent chose not to do so, sometimes emphatically so.
Number of Adult Interviews Undertaken
30 25 20 15 10 5 0
Abducting or Left- Behind Parents
Adults Abducted as Children
As before, the interviews were based on a structured interview format. Some questions that had been posed in the original interview (“the outcomes project”) were put again in this interview to test the longevity of the issue in question. Where comparative data has been obtained in this way, it has been incorporated within the current report (“the effects project”).
Some questions were directly related to abduction, whilst others were designed to which conclusions regarding effects may questions asked for the parental perspective
of the effects on the
children and, where has been especially
it has been interesting
possible to interview the child, it to compare the parental view on