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Secure accommodation: problems and solutions

Date:1 SEP 2020
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Michael D Jones, Deans Court Chambers

Approved secure accommodation remains a scarce resource in England and Wales, whilst the Courts are increasingly turning to alternative placements where children are lawfully deprived of their liberty via declarations made under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court. This article considers the issues of placement resources for the some of the most vulnerable children in our society, and whether a wholescale review and amendment of the existing statutory regime has become necessary.

The full article will be published in the September issue of Family Law

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