Sunderland City Council, Regina (on The Application of) v South Tyneside Council: Admn 15 Jul 2011

The court was asked whether either, and if so which, of two local authorities have the duty under section 117 of the 1983 Act to provide after-care services on the release of SF aged 23 from compulsory detention for treatment under that Act. The applicant challenged a position statement of South Tyneside Council, suggesting that the answer was Sunderland.
Langstaff J
[2011] EWHC 2355 (Admin)
Mental Health Act 1983 117
England and Wales

Updated: 16 March 2021; Ref: scu.444516