Case Law

Parental consent to section 20: Re CA (a baby) [2012]

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Introduction

Case summary and key points for social work practice by Michael Jones, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester. This is important case law for social workers who work with parents whose mental functioning might be limited. It concerns the requirement for a parent to have the mental capacity to consent to a child being accommodated under section […]

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