Supreme Court decision: 16/17 year olds, parents and consent to confinement

The Supreme Court has ruled that where a 16 or 17 year old child cannot/does not give consent to a care regime that would meet the Cheshire West acid test (under "continuous supervision and control" and "not free to leave") this means that court authorisation not parental authorisation is required to make the deprivation of liberty lawful.

We look at the case of Re D and the practical implications in this article.

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