‘Best Interests’: no choice, no oversight, no accountability, the sad story of MN.


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A residential placement, commissioned by the LA and/or local clinical commissioning group is invariably in an ‘incapacitated’ person’s ‘best interests’.

The Court of Protection is not given a choice it is forced to rubber stamp the executive’s decision.

It doesn’t need to be proved a placement is in a particular individual’s best interests.

The Court of Protection does not explore a placements previous outcomes nor insist on a trial period.

Thomas Rawnsley’s ‘best interests’ were served by living in the newly built Kingdom House, 80 miles from his family were he died at 20, with no evidence of how his provider intended to cope with his state created trauma , autism and Downs Syndrome .

The court his family nor Thomas were given any other alternatives.

And the Court of Protection will not interfere with a care provider’s provision as shown in N v ACCG and Others [ 2017] UKSC 22


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