Practice and Procedure

RE S (A Child) subnom SS v (1) SA (2) FS (3) S (A Child) (2013)

PUBLISHED October 24, 2013

[2013] EWCA Civ 1254

A finding of fact of sexual assault in welfare proceedings was upheld in circumstances where the interview and preparation process for a child's Achieving Best Evidence interviews was sufficiently robust so as to enable the recorded and written records to be taken as a source of reliable evidence and where the judge's characterisation of the influences on the child was not too narrow a consideration of all the background material.

CA (Civ Div) (Rimer LJ, McFarlane LJ, Ryder LJ)