A Local Authority v C [2021] EWCOP 25

Prostitution C had capacity to engage in sexual relations and to decide whether to have contact with a prostitute, but lacked capacity in relation to conducting proceedings, residence, care and treatment, internet and social media, and financial affairs. The Court of Protection decided that a care plan to facilitate C's contact with a prostitute could be implemented without committing an offence under s39 Sexual Offences Act 2003 (Care workers: causing or inciting sexual activity).


Full judgment: BAILII


  • Capacity to consent to sexual relations cases🔍

Date: 26/4/21🔍

Court: Court of Protection🔍



  • A Local Authority🔍
  • C🔍
  • A Clinical Commissioning Group🔍
  • Secretary of State for Justice🔍

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Published: 30/4/21 08:21

Cached: 2021-05-17 09:15:37