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Legal custody is a legal term in England and Wales.
- Main article: Child custody
Any person required or authorised by or by virtue of the Mental Health Act 1983 to be conveyed to any place or to be kept in custody or detained in a place of safety or at any place to which he is taken under section 42(6) of that Act is, while being so conveyed, detained or kept, as the case may be, deemed to be in legal custody. For this purpose "convey" includes any other expression denoting removal from one place to another.
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