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DoL, Children & Young People 6 & 7 Sept 2021

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Date, Time & Location

Apr 14, 2023, 7:00 PM

via Zoom

About the Event

PART 1: 6 September 14:00-17:00

PART 2: 7 September 14:00-17:00


This one day course (split over 2 webinar sessions) aims to update staff working with children, young people and those in transition with the latest case law and developments in relation to deprivation of liberty. The course will consider these developments and the impact on practice. It examines the Supreme Court ruling on deprivation of liberty and considers practical issues in its application for children and young people.

Learning Outcomes:

  • The MCA 16/17 and how does this relate to parental responsibility
  • Understand the supreme court ruling  in Re D (PR cannot authorise DoL) and it’s application to those aged under 18
  • Identify when a deprivation of liberty may be occurring and how to make it lawful:


The day will include the following key topics:

  • Background to Children and DoL
  • -Effect of proposed changes to the MCA and LPS which effects 16+
  • -Article 5 and consequences
  • -What is a DoL, group discussion
  • Elements of Article 5-subjective, objective and State imputability
  • Objective confinement:
  • Deprivation of Liberty- European Court Onwards
  • The Supreme Court Judgement
  • The new threshold for DoL or the acid test - MIG
  • ‘Continuous supervision and control - guidance
  • Not free to leave – guidance
  • Application of judgement to children and Young People- the ‘nuanced test’
  • Law Society Guidance applying the Supreme Court Judgement to Under 18’s
  • Universal Constraints
  • Subjective element-Whose decisions count?
  • - where does parental responsibility fit?
  •  -Consent  under 16 and the role of parents
  • -Consent aged 16-17 years and the role of parents
  • -The MCA 2005 and 16-17 year olds
  • How to lawfully deprive a child or young person of their liberty 
  • -Children under 16
  • -Young People Aged 16 and17 years
  • -Children subject to ICO and Care Orders
  • -18 plus care home or hospital
  • -18 plus not in a care home or hospital
  • -16-17 in any placement
  • Under 16 in any placement

The course will be delivered by Dawn Revell

Dawn is a qualified Social Worker having obtained her professional status over 18 years ago. She continues to practice as an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act 1983.She is a joint trained investigator for safeguarding adults and presently has responsibility for managing and advising on complex safeguarding adult cases.  Dawn presently manages a generic, county wide social services emergency duty team. She has worked as an associate trainer for over 4 years and has designed, facilitated and delivered training on risk assessment, mental health, mental capacity and safeguarding adults.

Includes all course materials and a certificate. Course access details will be emailed direct to delegate(s) upon completion of your booking.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email  or call 07341 277487.

Are you a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG ?

If you are a Local Authority, NHS Trust or CCG and require an invoice please email for a booking form


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