Practice Guidance

Deprivation of liberty of children and young people: quick guide

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Introduction Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights prohibits the deprivation of anyone’s liberty, adult or child, without proper lawful authority. Working out what this means for children has proved challenging and not only for practitioners. The courts have also found it difficult to establish a set of principles which both protect children […]

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