Legal Learning Session: Children, young people and deprivation of liberty

10/10/2023 11:30 - 12:30

There are considerable practice and legal challenges when it comes to the deprivation of liberty for children and young people. The National Deprivation of Liberty court was recently established in response to the high numbers of High Court applications for deprivation of liberty of children under its inherent jurisdiction. The Court of Protection deals with cases involving young people aged 16 and 17 who lack, or may lack, capacity to consent to the restrictions being imposed.

Learning outcomes:

  • The meaning of deprivation of liberty for children and young people
  • The circumstances in which deprivation of liberty may be authorised in unregulated and unregistered placements
  • When and how applications to the Court of Protection should be made
There is a fee to attend Legal Learning Sessions at Community Care Live.

Tim Spencer-Lane, lawyer specialising in mental capacity, mental health and social care law