In the recent landmark Court of Protection case of AB (termination of pregnancy), Re  EWCA Civ 1215, the Court of Appeal had to decide whether it would be in the best interests of AB, a learning disabled woman, to provide the consent necessary in...
Many children and their families face tough times when health and disability affect their lives. Parents are faced with having to give up work or reduce their hours to look after children with disability. Their schooling can be affected and their place in the community can be restricted through lack of access.
Disability is an emotional word and implies a less than perfect human being. However, we are all human beings. All different. The law recognises that children with a whole range of medical and disability related problems will face certain disadvantages in early life and into the transition into adulthood.
Laws exist to ensure that extra support is available in additional financial benefits, in compensating for the additional caring role parents will often need to take on, for the support that may be needed to assist the child and in terms of ensuring that education, training, social activity and basic needs of the child are affected as little as possible.
For advice call our care services for children team on 0175 321 5096 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.