Mental health – Persons who lack capacity. The Court of Protection gave a preliminary ruling, deciding that neither reg 17A of the Children's Home Regulations 2001, SI 2001/3967, and/or para 3.19 of the National Minimum Standards for Children's Homes (the NMS) prevented the court from authorising any deprivation of liberty of the patient, P, in a registered children's home if a court concluded that such a deprivation of liberty pursued a legitimate aim and was necessary, proportionate and in P's best interests in the present case.