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Family courts: Mothers dying after 'abusers' claim access to children

4th September 2023

BBC News

Five mums have died after family courts allowed fathers accused of abuse to apply for contact with their children, a BBC investigation has found.

Some took their own lives, another had a heart attack outside court.

One mother, whose child was ordered to live with a convicted child rapist, would no longer eat and drink and "gave up living", friends say.

A separate study has found 75 children forced into contact with fathers who had been previously reported for abuse.

Read the full article here: BBC

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