Re J (Children) [2013] UKSC 9 (20 February 2013)

The Supreme Court considered the legal effect of a parent/carer having been placed in a pool of potential perpetrators of non-accidental injury to one child in dealing with the Threshold test in respect of a non-connected subject child. Confirming Re H and Re S-B the Supreme Court held that ‘ a real possibility that X harmed another child in the past is not by itself a basis upon which the court can properly be satisfied that there is a likelihood that X will harm the child in question in the future’.