||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 235 (Oct)
|| EWHC 2745 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Justin Levinson for the claimants.
||John Norman for the defendants.
||21 October 2011
Child - Care - Local authority - Claimants being brothers and sisters - Claimants living in area for which defendant local authority responsible - Claimants being victims of serious sexual abuse perpetrated by their father - Authority becoming aware of sexual abuse - No charges brought against father and authority closing case - Whether authority failing to investigate adequately.
Child Care. The Queen's Bench Division held that in circumstances where the claimants had been the victims of serious sustained sexual abuse perpetrated by their father, there had been a failure by the defendant local authority to investigate and analyse the background to the abuse and the relationships within the family adequately.
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