IN RE B (CHILDREN)  UKHL 35 The case concerned two children, N and A. Allegations of sexual and physical abuse were made against the father, Mr B, but it was said that these were made up by the mother, Mrs B and another child, R, who was the mother’s daughter by a previous marriage. It was also alleged that the mother exhibited aggressive and bullying behaviour, and that there was an “allegation culture” within the family. The two children, N and A were taken into care. Full report here.
RE T (ABUSE: STANDARD OF PROOF)  EWCA Civ 558 A child aged 20 months was taken to the accident and emergency department of a local hospital, where a paediatric consultant identified a very recent perineal tear. A later examination identified a number of anal fissures. Interim care orders were made in respect of the child and an older sibling.There were three experts who gave evidence. Full report here.
PARRINGTON V MARRIOTT UNREPORTED COURT OF APPEAL 19TH FEBRUARY 1999 The Claimant was raped by the Defendant on two occasions and subjected to sexual harassment over a period of about 18 months. She brought a claim against him and was awarded at trial £73,778.06. The Defendant appealedThere had been no criminal prosecution. The Defendant strenuously denied the allegations against him. Full report here.
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