Kent County Council v (1) AK (2) JD (3) KD (By Her Children’s Guardian) : Kent County Council v (1) JE (2) JS (3) VS, SE & LE (By Their Children’s Guardian) : Kent County Council v (1) JC (2) LF (3) DF & JF (By Their Children’s Guardian) (2015)

[2015] EWFC 96

31/05/2016

Barrister

Joanne Porter

Court

Family Division

Practice Areas

Public Children Law

The court re-evaluated the evidence given at a fact-finding hearing in care proceedings in the light of new material which emerged at a subsequent criminal trial. Inconsistencies in the evidence of the main witness, together with numerous failings in the police investigation, undermined serious allegations against one of the parents involved in the care proceedings and significantly hindered the reliance the court was able to place on the evidence against her.

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