The court agreed with the local authority who had adopted the decision and approach in not seeking to facilitate the P's contact with sex workers either here or abroad.
The P is a 51-year-old man with a diagnosis of moderate learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, harmful use of alcohol and psychosis due to solvent abuse. He lived in supported housing and met prostitutes for sexual relations, at times travelling to the Netherlands to meet sex workers there. This was an application by the LA for the court to determine P's capacity and best interests, specifically with regard to contact with sex workers.
The court held that it was wholly contrary to the P's best interests for him to have sexual relations with prostitutes. Still less, was it appropriate for the court to sanction the same.
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