Whether the High Court may authorise unregulated placements for children under 16 from 9 September 2021 (Tameside MBC v AM and others)

Tahmina Rahman considers the issues in the conjoined appeals in Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council v AM. The issues centred around whether it remained open to the High Court to authorise, under its inherent jurisdiction, the deprivation of liberty of a child under the age of 16 where the placement is prohibited by the terms of the amended statutory scheme in place from 9 September 2021, in the context of the coming into force of amendments to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010.

This article was first published by Lexis®PSL on 17th September 2021.

Read Tahmina's full case analysis via the link below.

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