Representing the partner of a parent subject to allegations of abuse

Louisa acted for the partner of a parent whose child was involved in care proceedings and was living with the client under a child arrangements order. Allegations of historic sexual abuse were made against the parent by family members and this led to their arrest and exclusion from the household.

Following findings being made the couple undertook risk assessments and reparative/therapeutic work with a specialised agency which led to the parent being able to return to live in the household subject to a safeguarding agreement.