Sarah Castle has been appointed to the role of Official Solicitor and Public Trustee.
Sarah has more than 20 years’ experience working in legal services and handling child protection issues for local government in Kent and Berkshire. She will be joining OSPT from a role at Reading Borough Council. She will take up this post from 4 July 2019.
Having determined that the Patient, TP, lacked capacity as to residence, care and contact, the court now had to determine whether it would be in her best interests to return to live with the person (FW) who the court had already found to have been exploiting her. The court determined that she should not return in the short term but that her situation would be reviewed.
Read the background to the case here.
The court was satisfied that if TP returned, as she wished, to FW her needs would not be met and her best interests would not be served. Although the court gave weight to TP's wishes, her wishes at this stage and in light of the evidence could not outweigh the harm to which she would be exposed in FW's care.
Read the full text of the judgment on Bailii
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