ABSTRACT

The importance of children and young people making their own decisions is recognised internationally; this is supported by UK government legislation and case law. This chapter explores the legislative structures that promote. Education and associated professionals working in residential special schools or residential specialist colleges will be aware of the guidance from the Law Society about deprivation of liberty arising from the March 2014 Supreme Court case, commonly known as Cheshire West, applying to the residential section of the school or college. Scenario A describes a way of supporting which is more likely to enable the child’s decisionmaking ability as Jill was given choices, albeit limited ones. The SEND COP supports developing children’s decisionmaking ability from the earliest age with an expectation that education and associated professionals will enable and support children and young people’s decision-making skills.