Case Law Update 5 - Deprivation of Liberty, Cheshire West

Written by Steve BroachDate 11 Jan 2016

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.