Hi, I'm a newbie. My 12 year old daughter, diagnosed only a few weeks ago, is not doing too well. She is now in an inpatient setting. I'd prefer not to post all the details here, but I need help in the areas of NHS and Local Authority interpretation of their powers and responsibilities, in the context of the MHA and the Children Act.
So I'm hoping someone can recommend an expert or experts in this area - I'm thinking perhaps of a solicitor who has proven experience in these matters, and/or an independent psychiatrist or psychologist used to working with parents to ensure that legislation, codes of practice, and whatever else, are being interpreted correctly and that decisions being made are genuinely in the patient's best interest.
Looking forward to any and all responses.