Practice Guidance

Deprivation of liberty of young people: quick guide

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Introduction

Key messages The jurisdiction of the Court of Protection to authorise deprivation of liberty for young people lacking mental capacity to consent is available only from the age of 16. Foster homes (in the absence of a residence order), children’s homes, and residential educational establishments are most likely to raise potential deprivation of liberty issues. […]

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