Mother banned from contact with daughter after abuse claims

January 3, 2018 2 comments

family life

A mother who repeatedly accused her ex-partner of sexual abusing their daughter has been banned from further contact with her. Sitting at the High Court, Ms Justice Russell noted that due to her “persistent and unsubstantiated” allegations, her four year-old daughter had had to endure multiple “intimate examinations” by doctors. The repeated claims had damaged…

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Convicted sex abuser ‘still has parental rights’

November 25, 2017 0 comments

family law

A Welsh man convicted of sexually abusing his children still has parental rights despite being in jail, the BBC has reported. He recently tried to prevent the mother and children from taking a holiday in Menorca on the grounds that he had not given his permission. The mother has now launched a campaign to change…

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Council ‘vicariously guilty’ for abuse

October 20, 2017 1 comment

family life

Nottinghamshire County Council is vicariously liable for the abuse inflicted by foster carers the Supreme Court has ruled. In Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, a now adult woman had been taken into care in the mid-1980s. The Council placed her with two foster families, referred to in legal documents as ‘Mr and Mrs A’ and ‘Mr…

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Government supports scheme for male abuse victims

September 27, 2017 0 comments

family life

A project by children’s charity Barnardo’s designed to help boys who have been subjected to sexual abuse and exploitation has been granted £184,000 by the government. The scheme, by Barnardo’s, will feature on-the-ground work in eight areas of England and Wales. Running until March next year, it will provide a variety of support to identified…

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Ex-wife jailed for contempt after defaming husband

July 6, 2017 8 comments

divorce

The former wife of a Methodist Minister has been jailed for contempt of court after repeatedly accusing him of abuse. The case dated back as far as 2001, when the divorced couple disputed the father’s rights to see his daughter. In the High Court Mr Justice Hayden noted, the father’s wish to see his children…

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Four sisters to be taken into care following abuse

July 5, 2017 9 comments

fostering and adoption

The four daughters of a dysfunctional family in Oxfordshire should be placed for adoption a court has ruled. The sisters in question were aged 11, eight, five and two at the time of the hearing. They were removed from their mother and taken into foster care in November last year, but she had been allowed…

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Council’s errors prolonged exclusion of father

December 14, 2016 5 comments

family law

A seven year-old boy was prevented from seeing his father for almost a year after social workers conducted a confused and inconsistent investigation into allegations of abuse. The parents of ‘V’ met in 2008 and he was born the following year. They had a difficult relationship and separated not long after his birth. Multiple court…

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