Chapter 12. Children and Young Persons

  1. Bridgit Dimond

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch12

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity

How to Cite

Dimond, B. (2008) Children and Young Persons, in Legal Aspects of Mental Capacity, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470697665.ch12

Author Information

  1. Emeritus Professor, University of Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405133593

Online ISBN: 9780470697665

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Keywords:

  • children;
  • young persons;
  • mental capacity act;
  • high court;
  • court of protection

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Children Act 1989

  • Family Law Reform Act 1969 and children of 16 and 17

  • Changes to the law on overruling the refusal of a young person of 16 or 17 years

  • Young persons and children under 16 years

  • Parental rights and consent on behalf of young persons and children

  • Court of Protection

  • Offence of Ill-Treatment and neglect

  • Jurisdiction over the 16 – and 17-Year-Old

  • Dispute in relation to care and treatment

  • Provisions of the Mental Capacity Act which are not available for use in respect of a 16 – and 17-Year-Old

  • Advance decision

  • Making a will

  • Court of Protection

  • Urgent cases

  • Conclusion

  • References