||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 103 (Jan)
|| EWHC 2987 (Fam)
Stephen Wildblood QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court
||14 September 2006
Child - Child abuse - Standard of proof - Fact finding hearing - Allegation of sexual abuse to children - Civil standard of proof - Whether cogent or reliable evidence of abuse existing.
Where a fact finding hearing took place in which the mother alleged that the father had sexually abused his son and step-daughter, and that the paternal grandmother had witnessed acts by the father that she knew or ought to have known amounted to sexual abuse, the court ruled that there had been no cogent or reliable evidence of abuse against the father or grandmother.
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