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Research in Practice | Deprivation of liberty in relation to children and young people

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First published by Research in Practice: 08 JANUARY 2018

Caroline Bennett Author: Caroline Bennett, Assistant Director for Social Care at the Council for Disabled Children(CDC), part of the National Children’s Bureau (NCB). 

‘A fundamental finding of both the Law Commission’s report and the consultation paper on Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty was that a person’s age or disability should not be the starting point for considering the right to protection. The judgment of Birmingham City Council v D [2016] EWCOP 8 concluded that the present law places young people at a distinct disadvantage compared to those over 18.’

Read: Deprivation of liberty in relation to children and young people: Strategic Briefing

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