Care proceedings involving non-accidental injuries

Edward represented a mother during fact-finding hearing in care proceedings where a five-month old child was found to have multiple rib fractures, multiple arm fractures, a leg fracture and bruising. All fractures were found to be non-accidental injuries which had been inflicted on more than one occasion.

It was the view of the local authority, accepted by the guardian, that the mother was responsible.

Edward’s client was exonerated of all allegations including deliberately causing the injuries and failing to protect. All her children were returned to her care.