A Local Authority v TZ (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor)

Mental health – Persons who lack capacity. In considered the local authority's application for declarations regarding the capacity of T, who had mild learning disabilities, atypical autism and hyperactivity disorder, the Court of Protection held that T did not have the capacity to decide whether a person with whom he might wish to have sexual relations was safe or what support he required when having contact with an individual with whom he might wish to have sexual relations. The court gave declarations regarding T's care plan and dismissed the application to appoint the local authority as T's welfare deputy.

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