P, aged 26, had been placed in a care home as a matter of urgency, after which a standard authorisation was granted. The issue here was whether the first respondent had acted lawfully in depriving P of his liberty when it knew that the care home was not suitable in the medium or longer term because it had been told so by the social worker undertaking the best interests assessment.
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Sister of the P was objecting to the deprivation of liberty, being of the view that it was in her sister's best interests to move closer to her and considered a less restrictive regime may be possible in another setting.
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Application to appoint successive deputies for a young woman, H, aged 26. The appointment was allowed, the judge saying that "The factor of magnetic importance is that the appointment of successive deputies will give H's parents peace of mind".
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