|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 78 (May)|
Scott Baker J
|Representation||Cherie Booth QC and Angus Halden (instructed by Cartwrights, Bristol) for the claimant.|
|Roger McCarthy QC (instructed by Stephen Taylor) for the defendants.|
|Judgment Dates:||4 May 2001|
Child - Welfare - Local authority - Local authorities' statutory duties in relation to welfare of children - Obligation to prevent children suffering ill-treatment - Claimant previously acquitted of charges of child abuse as jury unable to agree - Claimant wishing to set up house with partner and her two children - Authority deciding claimant probably guilty of child abuse charges - Authority determining claimant posing medium to high risk of some form of sexual abuse to children - Whether authority applying correct evidential tests - s 47.