Sutton LBC, ex p Tucker [1998] 40 BMLR 137 (QBD)

Care plans – adequacy – policy guidance – delay

A local authority had acted unlawfully in providing an inadequate care plan and departing without good reason from the policy guidance issued by the Secretary of State. A two year delay in formulating a care plan which would have enabled the applicant’s discharge from hospital was outrageous and unlawful.

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