The court was asked who, as between the parents and the local authority, could consent to an order depriving a child in residential care, of his liberty.
Held: A local authority with parental responsibility by virtue of a care order or interim care order, or with any other statutory responsibilities for a child, cannot supply a valid consent to the confinement of a child
 EWHC 3125 (Fam),  WLR(D) 432,  1 WLR 1160,  2 FLR 601,  Fam Law 1464
England and Wales
Cited – In re D (A Child) SC 26-Sep-2019
D, a young adult had a mild learning disability and other more serious conditions. He was taken into a hospital providing mental health services. The external door was locked, and a declaration was sought to permit this deprivation of his liberty, . .
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Children, Human Rights
Updated: 18 April 2022; Ref: scu.554070