Re X and Y (Children)

Child – Care. Following a fact-finding hearing, the Family Division ruled that a two-year-old child, Y, had suffered an impact to his head which had caused the injuries found in his eyes and brain. On the balance of probabilities, the mother's boyfriend was responsible for Y's head injury by an action or actions that could not be identified. There was no evidence that the impact had been deliberately inflicted and it was more likely that it had been a reckless and foolish action taken by a young man who had no experience as a parent, primary or main carer of a child.

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