Guilty until proven innocent
I have been dealing with a complex matter relating to Social Care recently. It is quite interesting to compare this to the Sally Clark/Trupti Patel cases.
It seems to be that when a child or baby dies or suffers there is a developing principle that the parents are guilty unless they can prove that they are innocent. Most parents, of course, cannot actually prove that they are innocent as this is relatively difficult. They end up, therefore, being punished by a rather abusive and arrogant system.
I am hoping to review the general points with one of the solicitors who worked on the Sally Clark case.