Case Law

Covid vaccine, parental objections, capacity and best interests: Royal Borough of Greenwich v IOSK & Ors [2021] EWCOP 65


By Rachel Murray Introduction Vaccination of a non-verbal young person under local authority care, who was at ‘high risk’ of Covid-19 and did not have capacity to make the decision about Covid vaccination for himself, was authorised by the Court of Protection, despite parental objections. Points for practice When it comes to best interests decisions, […]

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