Case Law Update 53 - AK v Islington and North Central London CCG – duties in relation to mental health discharge planning

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 High Court held that a discharge care plan approach (DCPA) produced by the London Borough of Islington and North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group was unlawful.