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Welcome to another week.

Our question this week stems from a truly shocking child protection case which saw a psychiatrist heavily distort a mother’s answers to questions he put to her, and even manufactured answers to questions he never asked. The psychiatrist had used inaccurate information and quotes the mother never made to paint a very negative picture of her, and even went so far as to fabricate entire conversations in order to produce his report.

In this case, the mother had recorded the interview and was able to produce the recording in court to show that she was telling the truth. 

There is an excellent summary of the case, with the relevant passages highlighted over at the very good Suspicious Minds for anyone who would like to explore the facts further.

This recent case raises a very important question about the use of recording equipment during child protection interviews and…

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