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01 FEB 2013

CONTACT: Re M (Contact)

(Court of Appeal, Thorpe, Longmore, Patten LJJ, 17 January 2013)

The four children, aged between 12 and 18, were removed from their parents care due to physical abuse characterised in family and criminal proceedings as torture. In family proceedings the children were made the subjects of a care order and the local authority was given permission to refuse contact with the parents.

The parents issued applications for contact in reliance of the expressed wishes of the 16-year-old child. The 12-year-old child was also found to be curious to communicate with the parents. The two oldest children had now reached their majority and had not changed their opinions on contact. The applications were dismissed and the parents appealed.

The appeal was dismissed. The judge had dealt with a difficult situation and a difficult and extraordinary case with great professionalism, after reviewing all of the evidence and dealing with the case of each child independently and separately. The appeals lacked any foundation.



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