Practice Guidance

Case law on best interests decisions in relation to sexual relations and marriage

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Introduction

The most legally complex safeguarding cases include those involving suspicions that a married vulnerable adult may never have had capacity to consent to marriage. This guide looks at implications for practice from case law.

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