*Re S (Children, W & T)

Family proceedings – Care proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Cicil Division, in refusing permission to appeal findings of fact in care proceedings arising out of alleged serious sexual abuse, held that the findings of fact that the judge had made had been properly open to her on the evidence, and her judgment had been properly reasoned in reaching those conclusions. The court also raised concerns regarding the use of split hearings, the ambit of fact-finding hearings and the difficulty in obtaining accurate records of earlier judgments.

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