Four year old Leonie Klein was seriously injured after falling from a fire escape at the home of unregistered child-minder Sylvia Kelly. Mrs. Kelly is now on trial accused of ill-treating and neglecting Leonie. The prosecution argue that Mrs. Kelly was trying to look after six children and was unable to properly care for Leonie. They allege that she was annoyed with her and sent her out onto the balcony even though she knew it was unsafe. Mrs. Kelly denies the charges. She says she was properly caring for Leonie who got on to the balcony unexpectedly, her fall being a dreadful and unpreventable accident.