Case Law

Using the inherent jurisdiction to deprive children of liberty in unregulated placements: Re T (A Child) [2021] UKSC 35

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction The number of court applications to authorise a residential placement of a child in circumstances where their liberty may be restricted has increased markedly in recent times. However, shortages in the provision in regulated secure placements for children means that sometimes the courts must consider authorising placements in unregulated settings. These […]

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