We have published advice to help parents deal with a variety of situations they may encounter.

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It is a general legal and ethical principle that valid consent must be obtained before starting treatment or physical investigation, or providing personal care, for a person.

Department of Health Consent Guidelines

Guidance Documents for Parents

The judge in care proceedings must never forget that today’s medical certainty may be discarded by the next generation of experts or that scientific research may throw light into corners that are at present dark.

Dame Elizabeth Butler Sloss, UK Appeal Court