Safe as Houses: depriving children of their liberty

Episode 179,   Feb 22, 2023, 02:30 PM

Applications for secure accommodation or deprivation of liberty orders, for children in the UK, have increased significantly in recent years. Lucy McCann talks with Richard Ager and Clare Ciborowska about the current situation.

There is now a severe lack of regulated accommodation and the courts are having to use their inherent jurisdiction to approve orders where unregulated placements are the only option. This episode discusses recent relevant cases and experiences, alongside the new national deprivation of liberty court and observations from its first two months of operation.

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