Acting for Father in Public Law Proceedings

Disclosures by A that her older brother, B, had been having sex with her for 5 years. B admits but says sex consensual. A says B threatened her with a knife. B removed from family home and placed with a relative but then returned home temporarily before moving to another family placement. This placement also broke down and B returned again to family home but M did not notify LA.

LA applied for and were granted EPO with plan to remove A and third sibling (C) and place in foster care pending finding a residential placement for B and further viability and other assessments in respect of A and C to keep them together.

Care proceedings issued.