Surrey County Council v P and Q; Cheshire West and Chester Council v P and others

Author / Contributor: Kris Gledhill
Issue: Whether a regime to manage the treatment, care and residence of an adult lacking capacity to decide on such matters and who presented with challenging behaviour was a deprivation of liberty; whether there was a deprivation of liberty in a placement in a foster home or a small group home of young people with severe learning disabilities; the principles applicable to whether such settings amounted to a deprivation of liberty.
Court: Supreme Court
Neutral Citation:   [2014] UKSC 19
Judge(s): Lord Neuberger PSC, Baroness Hale DPSC, Lords Kerr, Clarke, Sumption, Carnwath and Hodge
Date: 19 March 2014