Ellie Butler case shows we need scrutiny of family courts

John Freeman
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

How do we respond professionally when things go wrong? How do we act and learn from what has happened? Three specific, but very different, issues have brought this firmly to mind.

Six-year-old Ellie Butler was murdered by her father months after the family court ordered that she be returned home. Picture: Met Police
Six-year-old Ellie Butler was murdered by her father months after the family court ordered that she be returned home. Picture: Met Police

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