Case law update 23 - deprivation of liberty for 16 or 17 year olds

Steve BroachAuthor Steve BroachDate 23 Jan 2018

This is part of our case law series reviewing judgements relating to the implementation of the Children and Families Act 2014.

Each review looks at a specific case and explains the potential implications for parents, local authorities and sector practitioners. The reviews have been produced for us by Barrister Steve Broach.

In this update, the Court of Appeal held that a parent of a 16 or 17 year old can give consent to what would otherwise be a deprivation of liberty for that young person.