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.
 EWHC 2355 (Admin)
Mental Health Act 1983 117
England and Wales
Updated: 16 March 2021; Ref: scu.444516