Best interests decisions when P’s views and wishes cannot be determined

The issue at this hearing was (still) whether NW should remain in Dover House, which is what the CCG (who fund her care) argued, supported by the local authority, or whether she should return home, which is what her mother wants.  

Inspired by Bournewood: A s.21A challenge and delay in the court

By Evie Robson and Celia Kitzinger, 10th May 2021 On the morning of Tuesday 13th April 2021, we both logged on to MS Teams to observe a hearing before District Judge Ellington (COP 13715986).  The listing information on the First Avenue House website – which helpfully provides advance information about the issues to be addressed in court –  informedContinue reading “Inspired by Bournewood: A s.21A challenge and delay in the court”

A best interests decision about contraception and residence

By Jasmine Thomson, 28th April 2021 I am a first-year social work student at Bournemouth University. I was lucky enough to hear about the Open Justice Court of Protection Project through one of our lecturers and was immediately intrigued. So, I arranged to observe a hearing as soon as I could. The hearing I observedContinue reading “A best interests decision about contraception and residence”