In a recent case, the Vice President of the Court of Protection, Hayden J, reminded us of the importance of the presumption of capacity and the requirement for proper assessment of mental capacity on an issue-specific basis. Everyone is assumed to have...
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.