Hayden J: another view on child sex exploitation
London Borough of Redbridge v SNA  EWHC 2140 (Fam), Hayden J (judgment on 21 July 2015) is important for at least three reasons:
- Hayden J defines the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court when it comes to a judge’s power to restrain alleged sexual abuse by one or more individuals against a child; and in so doing
- He reviews the role of local authority in obtaining child sexual exploitation orders and the earlier Birmingham City Council v Riaz & Ors  EWHC 4247 (Fam) (15 December 2014) of Keehan J.
- The existence and scope of sexual risk orders under Sexual Offences Act 2003 s 122A (in force since the Birmingham case) was confirmed.
In December 2014 in Birmingham CC v Riaz (above) Keehan J made an order against 10 men to prevent their sexual involvement with a seventeen year old girl…
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