Re M (a child) (secure accommodation order: length)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The judge's decision to make a secure accommodation order for six months concerning the appellant, aged 15-and-a-half, had been correct, given that she had a history of absconding that had placed her at severe risk. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing her appeal, further held that the risk of significant harm to the appellantfrom unsafe behaviour was still real and the length of the order had been appropriate in the circumstances.

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