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10 OCT 2018

Re T (A Child) (Secure Accommodation Order) [2018] EWCA Civ 2136

Re T (A Child) (Secure Accommodation Order) [2018] EWCA Civ 2136

(Court of Appeal, Sir Andrew McFarlane P, Moylan and Peter Jackson LJJ, 4 October 2018)

Public law children – Secure accommodation – Authorisation of deprivation of liberty under inherent jurisdiction – Whether there was a pre-requisite of lack of consent

The appeal from a decision authorising the deprivation of liberty under the inherent jurisdiction of the 15-year-old girl was dismissed.


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Case No: B4/2018/0754 + 0349/FAFMF

Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWCA Civ 2136 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM FAMILY COURT MR JUSTICE MOSTYN CF17C00940

Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 04/10/2018

Before: SIR ANDREW MCFARLANE (PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION)
LORD JUSTICE MOYLAN and LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

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T (A Child)

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Mark Twomey QC and Alex Laing (instructed by Duncan Lewis Solicitors) for the Appellant Amanda Weston QC and Amanda Meusz (instructed by Caerphilly County Borough Council) for the 1st Respondent Ruth Henke QC and Harriet Edmondson (instructed by Cameron Jones Hussell and Howe Solicitors) for CAFCASS Cymru
Deirdre Fottrell QC, Siobhan Kelly, Richard Little and Simon Rowbotham for the Association of Lawyers for Children (Instructed by Royd Withy King)

Hearing dates: Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 July 2018

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Judgment: Re T (A Child)(Secure Accommodation Order) [2018] EWCA Civ 2136.rtf