Although the researchers in both parts of the project have worked closely together, the interviews, analysis and reports of the adult and the child components have been independently undertaken by the relevant researchers.
This report will therefore feature separate sections for adult and child data, with a jointly drafted concluding section.
The original sample in “the outcomes project” related to 22 cases, involving 33 children. 30 interviews were conducted (both parents were interviewed in 8 cases). 16
For the current project, letters were sent to all participants in the original sample, bringing them up to date with our progress, and inviting further participation in the new research project into the effects of international child abduction. Permission was sought for the participation of the child(ren) concerned through interviews with skilled therapeutic practitioners. Letters were also sent to those parents in the 22 cases who had declined to take part in the original research. Extensive efforts were made to contact those parents in the 22 cases with whom contact had not previously been possible.
Of the original 30 interviewees, 25 agreed to take part in the new research project. There was no response from 2 of the original interviewees and it seems that they may no longer be living at the same addresses. 2 of the original interviewees agreed to take part but subsequently withdrew due to the personal on-going circumstances of their cases. One of the original interviewees declined to take part.
See p10 “the outcomes report”.