Investigating unexplained bruising on a boy living in a care home Amrit is a young man who was placed in residential care on a short-term basis, due to mental health problems. During a visit one day, his parents noticed bruising on his body, which no one seemed to be able to explain. They raised the issue with the managers at the home but their concerns were dismissed. They were also told that they were no longer permitted to visit Amrit. After participating in a BIHR training session the parents approached the care home once again and invoked Amrit’s right not to be treated in an inhuman and degrading way (Article 3) and their own right to respect for family life (Article 8). As a result, the ban on their visits was revoked and an investigation was conducted into the bruising on their son’s body.