It was wrong for the judge to speak to the child in that way, but what is equally problematic is that although the Court of Appeal found that it was inappropriate for the judge to threaten to send a 14 year old girl to the cells, they made no mention of the inappropriateness of a judge taking a decision to remand, without warning, the sole carer of a 14 year old and a 3 year old. The fact that this was done seemingly without making any enquiries or provision to ensure that the children would be safely cared for in their mother’s absence, should surely have been also deemed ‘inappropriate’ by the Court of Appeal?
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