An “unacceptable” care placement – and why public observers help to hold the state to account

By Jordan Briggs, 22nd July 2022 This hearing, listed before His Honour Judge Berkley at Manchester County Court (via MS Teams) on Wednesday 20th July 2022, concerned a woman in her early twenties with complex emotional needs (‘P’) who had absconded from her placement on 18th March 2022.  There’s a previous blog post on the Open Justice CourtContinue reading “An “unacceptable” care placement – and why public observers help to hold the state to account”

Absconded

The tension is between, on the one hand, P’s autonomy and freedom, and on the other keeping her safe from harm. As Ben McCormack put it, “she’s been locked up for her own good, but she doesn’t like it”