Lancashire County Council v G (No 4) [2021] EWHC 244 (Fam)

DOL of child at unregulated placement The judge authorised the continued deprivation of liberty, concluding as follows: "In the circumstances I have set out above, I once again and wearily must authorise the continued deprivation of G in an unregulated placement that is not fully equipped to meet her complex needs by reason of the fact that I have no other option but to do so. I make clear that I consider that I can say that the placement is in G's best interests only because it is the sole option available to the court to prevent G causing herself serious and possibly fatal harm. Even then, it is clear that the placement is increasingly struggling to achieve even that limited goal. As has been the case each time this matter has come before me in the past number of months, I make the decision I do because I am left with no choice."


Full judgment: BAILII


Date: 11/2/21🔍

Court: High Court (Family Division)🔍

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  • Lancashire County Council🔍
  • G🔍
  • N🔍
  • NHS England🔍
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust🔍

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Published: 12/2/21 22:45

Cached: 2024-07-13 16:41:37