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Lancashire CC v G (Unavailability of Secure Accommodation) [2020] EWHC 2828 (Fam)

Date:5 NOV 2020
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 26 October 2020)

Public law children – Secure accommodation – Lack of suitable secure accommodation – Child would almost certainly harm herself – Only option was an unregulated placement with deprivation of liberty authorisation

The court was left with no option but to authorise the 16-year-old’s placement in an unregulated placement under deprivation of liberty authorisation.  

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 2828 (Fam)

Case No: PR20C01113 / PPR20C000547


Sitting Remotely

Date: 26/10/2020




Between :

A Local Authority

- and -

First Respondent


Second Respondent


NHS England

An NHS Foundation Trust



Ms Louise Boardman (instructed by [a local authority]) for the Applicant
Mr Michael Jones (instructed by [a firm]) for the First Respondent
The Second Respondent did not appear and was not represented
Mr Adam Fullwood (instructed by [a firm]) for the Interveners

Hearing dates: 23 October 2020


Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

This judgment was delivered in private. The Judge has given permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: Lancashire CC v G (Unavailability of Secure Accommodation) [2020] EWHC 2828 (Fam)

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