Secure Accommodation and Deprivation of Liberty Cases
This bite-size session will consider the use of secure accommodation, an often-overlooked area of children law which can be easily misunderstood by practitioners who do not deal with such matters on a regular basis.
Solicitor and experienced lecturer Safda Mahmood will examine the way in which secure accommodation applications operate in practice and how they link to the position with care proceedings and to deprivation of liberty cases.
With reference to the Children (Secure Accommodation) Regulations 1991 and Children and Social Work Act 2017, Safda will discuss the circumstances in which secure accommodation may be necessary and how this is dependent upon the age of the child.
In addition, Safda will consider the following issues and developing case law in this area, with particular focus on the use of the High Court Inherent Jurisdiction Route:
· Secure Criteria Reviews
· Can a general secure accommodation order can be granted?
· What to do if a secure placement cannot be found.
· Re A (A Child) 2015 EWHC 1709 (Fam)
· LB of Southwark v F 2017 EWHC 2189
· Re D (A Child) 2017 EWCA Civ 1695
· Re A – F (Children) EWHC 138 (Fam)
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