There was a dispute as to whether the conclusions of a second independent expert psychiatrist should be accepted, and final declarations made in accordance with those conclusions.
The P is a 30 year old woman who has been diagnosed with a mild to moderate learning disability. Her mother initiated proceedings after the P began a relationship with a man and moved to live with him. There were concerns relating to, amongst others, residence, care and support needs, contact and contraception. There were varying opinions concerning the report from an independent expert psychiatrist and the court had to look at previous declarations it had made as well as decide others.
The court ruled as follows:
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