Welcome to this Deprivation of Liberty Resource Guide. This is a LIVE online resource; updated and maintained by tri.x as and when it needs to be in response to changes in legislation and case law.

These resources are not intended to provide legal advice and you are encouraged to seek your own legal counsel when considering the area of Deprivation of Liberty.



Contents

1. Mental Capacity
  1.1 Overview
  1.2 Children Under 16 Years
  1.3 Young People Aged 16 - 17 Years
  1.4 Care or Treatment for Young People Aged 16-17
2. Deprivation of Liberty
  2.1 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
  2.2 What is a Deprivation of Liberty?
  2.3 Deprivations of Liberty in Relation to Children and Young People
  2.4 Legal Basis for Deprivations of Liberty in Relation to Children and Young People
  2.5 Children who are Not Looked After and Live with their Parents
  2.6 Children/Young People Accommodated under Section 20 Children Act 1989
  2.7 Children/Young People Subject of Either an Interim or full Care Order