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.
This particular case concerns a ruling on deprivation of liberty and a later judgment of the same Judge (Mr Justice Keehan) on another case concerning ‘deprivation of liberty’ for a disabled child.
The background to these issues, including the Supreme Court judgment in Cheshire West, can be found in Case Law Review #3 which you can find in the link below.