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CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

CQC Monitoring the Mental Health Act 2018/19

On 6 February 2020, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) published their monitoring report on the use of the Mental Health Act 1983 in 2018/19. Although ...

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds - Supreme Court decides

Deprivation of liberty for 16/17 year olds - Supreme Court decides

Can a parent consent on behalf of their 16/17 year old to care/residence arrangements that would otherwise amount to a deprivation of liberty?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Supreme Court Judgment in MM - Clarity at Last?

Finally, we now have the Supreme Court conclusion to the long-running issue of conditional discharge and deprivation of liberty. In this briefing, we ...

Change ahead for the Mental Health Act? Interim report gives flavour of what's to come

Change ahead for the Mental Health Act? Interim report gives flavour of what's to come

Summary The Mental Health Act - and the broader mental health system which surrounds it - is currently under the microscope via a wide-ranging indepen ...