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Hello for clarification - how was she admitted? through GP?
If she was admitted voluntarily, then she can come out voluntarily.
How old is she?
I’m not certain what the problem is here. Thank you
You say that she feels fat when she eats and is worried about becoming fat again. Surely that is a symptom of anorexia or am I missing something?
Of course you can take your daughter out if she was admitted voluntarily but there is a chance that she would be sectioned if she is deemed to be a danger to herself. She cannot be force-fed as the situation with that changed some years ago.
If she is sectioned and you are not allowed to go privately to a psychologist, you are going to have to make an application to court for consent to do that.
Before taking your daughter out, I would suggest that you arranged everything and then speak to her specialist about what you are proposing because there is less chance they are going to section her if they know you already have a plan in place.
You don’t make an application to the court until she has been sectioned.
It would be a part eight application under the Civil Procedure Rules.
Unless you have experience of it, it’s not really a do-it-yourself job if you want to have any chance of succeeding although because there is a potential human rights issue here you may be eligible for legal aid
You need to see a solicitor who has experience of such cases and who also has a legal aid franchise and you might need to ring around a few in order to find one.
You cannot make the application yourself.
In respect of a court application, if there is some urgency with it, the solicitor can make an emergency application which would be in court in a day or so
Can I clarify anything else for you?
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