Megan had a learning disability and lived with her mum but was moved into an NHS residential unit because of concerns about abuse. Megan was told she had to have staff with her whenever she left the unit even though she had been able to go out independently before. The court said this was a disproportionate interference with Megan’s right to liberty. Megan was then able to go out by herself.
(P & Q v Surrey County Council 2014 – known as the Cheshire West case).
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