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0–18 years: guidance for all doctors

Legislation and case law

  • Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000
  • Age of Legal Capacity (Scotland) Act 1991
  • Age of Majority Act 1969, Section 4 (Northern Ireland)
  • R (on the application of Sue Axon) v Secretary of State for Health & Anor [2006] EWHC 37 (Admin), [2006] 1 FCR 175
  • Children (Scotland) Act 1995
  • Children Acts 1989 and 2004
  • Family Law Reform Act 1969
  • Gillick v West Norfolk and Wisbech AHA [1986] AC 112
  • Houston (applicant) [1996] 32 BMLR 93
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Re A (A Minor) (Wardship: Medical Treatment) [1993] 1 FLR 386
  • Re C (Welfare of Child: Immunisation) [2003] EWCA Civ 1148, [2003] 2 FLR 1095
  • Re J (specific issue order: child’s religious upbringing and circumcision) [2000] 1 FLR 571
  • Re P (medical treatment: best interests) [2004] 2 FLR 1117
  • Re R (a minor) [1991] 4 All ER 177
  • Re W (A Minor) (Medical Treatment: Court’s Jurisdiction) [1993] Fam 64, [1992] 4 All ER 627 CA
  • South Glamorgan County Council v W & B [1993] 1 FLR 574