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Panorama investigates work of family courts in children proceedings

BBC reports experience of Ward family

This week's Panorama programme on BBC 1 reports the experience of Victoria and Jake Ward who were investigated by police and social services when they were unable to explain a serious injury to their three-month old son, William. The Wards were arrested and questioned by police on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and child cruelty towards William.

It took two years to clear their name and a further three years to speak openly about what had happened to them.

The programme investigates the case and the couple's fight to achieve more openness in the reporting of proceedings in the family courts.