Family proceedings – Practice. The local authority applied for a care order in relation to a young child, L. The authority sought findings that: (i) the physical abuse suffered by L had been caused by A, a man with whom the mother had been in a relationship; (ii) the mother had unreasonably failed to protect L from being assaulted by A; and (iii) L had been sexually abused. On the evidence, the Family Court made the findings sought.