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Deprivation of liberty and children

In March last year Mr Justice MacDonald ruled on a case involving a 14 year old girl with Autistic Spectrum Disorder who was deprived of her liberty on an acute hospital ward. The judge stated: ‘I cannot, in good conscience, conclude that it is in ST’s best interests to be subject to a regime whose only benefit is to provide her with a place to be, beyond which none of her considerable and complex needs are being met to any extent and which is, moreover, positively harmful to her.’

Now, as a result of this case and others, Manchester City Council and the NHS is creating two childrens homes to look after four children in Manchester. This will cost £1.4 million a year but is still far cheaper than paying private providers. See the news report HERE

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