Case Law

Authorising deprivation of liberty in settings banned by regulations: MBC v AM & Ors (DOL Orders for Children Under 16) [2021] EWHC 2472 (Fam)

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 which came into force on 9 September prohibit placing a looked-after child under the age of 16 in unregulated accommodation. However, the continuing inadequacy of resources means that the shortage of regulated placements remains. Local authorities continue to face situations where – […]

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