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Play about legal implications of baby shaking to be broadcast via Teams

On Thursday 4th November 2021 at 7 p.m. Hidden Lemon Productions will be presenting by Microsoft Teams a freely available play about a young baby who gets shaken and badly injured whilst in the care of her parents. The family portrayed in the play are involved in care proceedings. The play shows the social circumstances, so frequently encountered in criminal and family proceedings, which lead to this sort of injury.

The play is graphic, and some may find it distressing. It lasts for about 40 minutes. We show it as an acted play-reading. It has been written be HHJ Wildblood QC. There is no charge for attendance.

After the play, there will be a short talk by Dr Imelda Bennett, Consultant Paediatrician explaining the nature of injuries that are often encountered when a baby is shaken. That will be followed by a short talk by DCI Kristina Windsor about the criminal procedures that may arise and the charging options that may need to be considered. Finally, HHJ Wildblood QC will speak about Family Court procedures and the need for communication between the Family and Criminal proceedings. There will be a chance to send in questions using the Teams 'chat' function.

We estimate that the event will last a total of about 1½ – 2 hours. The intention is to improve our understanding of how these distressing injuries can occur and the consequences that may arise for everyone involved. Those attending are asked to turn off their microphones and cameras when joining the Teams link.

The Teams link is below. If you have difficulty joining on the night, please email HHJ Wildblood QC on his email address:

If you are attending, please could you send a brief email to Stephen on the above email address so that we have some idea of numbers. And please join by 18:50 hrs on the day so that if there are difficulties with your link, you can email me for help before the play starts.

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