DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE: LEGAL UPDATE (LEGAL LEARNING)

13.00-14.00


The law on depriving young people of their liberty has been in flux in recent years due to a series of significant court judgments. This session will bring practitioners up to date with the recent judgment in D(A Child) and provide guidance on handling cases of suspected deprivation of liberty among under 18s. Attend this session to hear:

  • An overview of the law on deprivation of liberty, including the article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Cheshire West judgment and other key pieces of case law.
  • An analysis of recent court judgments and their impact on current procedure and practice.
  • How far, and under what circumstances, parents can consent to the confinement of their children.
  • Deprivation of liberty in cases where a child is subject to child protection measures and care proceedings.

Speaker:

Mathieu Culverhouse, senior associate, Irwin Mitchell LLP

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