Michael represents a Father in a case involving unexplained and possibly non-accidental injury to a young child. The case involved a failure to prioritise that child’s health and medical needs and further concerns about the ability of the parents to care for a new baby born very premature, with its own special medical needs.
The parents and other family members are in the pool of possible perpetrators of the possible non-accidental injury.
This is not a single issue case but a separate fact finding hearing will need to be considered. There is a clear need for full medical and police disclosure and decisions to be made regarding any appropriate experts to be instructed. The proceedings are ongoing and listed for a CMH