Meta Title :Treatment or Therapy? The House of Lords decision in Re G (Interim Care Order: Residential Assessment)
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Mar 8, 2006, 08:47 AM
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Jonathan Cohen QC and Charles Hale Barristers, 4 Paper Buildings, Temple (counsel for the respondents to the appeal) By now all public law practitioners will be aware of the decision of the House of Lords in Re G (Interim care Order: Residential Assessment)  UKHL 68,  FLR (forthcoming). This article seeks to consider some of the consequences of their Lordships decision. Broadly speaking, the result was the reaffirmation of the line of decisions which drew a distinction between treatment and assessment for the purposes of determining whether an assessment fell within the provisions of s 38(6) of the Children Act 1989. The article recites some of the facts and summarises the House of Lords' conclusions. See April  Fam Law 294 for the full article.