Regina v Kirklees Borough Council ex parte C (A Minor): CA 12 Apr 1993

A Local Authority may admit a minor in care to a mental hospital for assessment or treatment. Section 131 merely preserves or confirms the common law and previous law. Consent requires proof of conduct and a reasoning capacity.


Lloyd LJ


Ind Summary 12-Apr-1993, [1993] FLR 187


Mental Health Act 1983 131


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedL v Bournewood Community and Mental Health NHS Trust Admn 9-Oct-1997
L was adult autistic. He had been admitted to mental hospital for fear of his self-harming behaviours, and detained informally. He complained that that detention was unlawful.
Held: The continued detention of a mental health patient who is . .
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Local Government, Children, Health

Updated: 26 October 2022; Ref: scu.87087