In re B (Minors) (Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2008 in care orders, child abuse, law reports, standard of proof by sally

In re B (Minors) (Sexual Abuse: Standard of Proof) [2008] UKHL 35; [2008] WLR (D) 186

“The standard of proof to be applied when establishing the threshold for making a care order under s 31(2) or the welfare considerations under s 1 of the Children Act 1989 was the simple balance of probabilities and neither the seriousness of the allegations nor the seriousness of the consequences should make any difference to the standard of proof in determining the facts.”

WLR Daily, 11th June 2008


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