Re X (A Child) (No 2)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. In circumstances where the relevant local authority had not formulated a properly worked-up care plan for X, who was approaching 17 and detained in a secure unit ahead of her release, the Family Division, concluded that, due to the nature of X's complex needs, it was likely that a care plan would involve a deprivation of her liberty. A plan of action was approved which would lead to the formulation of a properly worked-up care plan that could be put before the court for approval, exercising the inherent jurisdiction, before X was released from the secure unit.

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