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In an unusual decision by social services, a husband and child abuser who has been convicted of attacking a 13-year-old girl has been allowed to reside in the home of his partner and two daughters, both under the age of 13.

The local authority has allowed this measure on the condition that the children are locked in their bedroom at night, have a baby monitor on in their room so they can call their mother should they need to use the bathroom, and the partner himself must sleep on the far side of the mother’s bed so she can sense if he tries to get up in the middle of the night to go into the girls’ bedroom. The man in question is not the girls’ biological father. He is considered to be an ongoing risk to the children.

Our question to you then, is this: do you think this plan is in the best interests of the children, and do you think it would make a difference if the man in this case was their biological father?

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