Deprivation of Liberty

28 Mar


Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty report published by Law Commission recommends replacing DoLS with a new scheme, called the Liberty Protection Safeguards.

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Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty report published by Law Commission recommends replacing DoLS with a new scheme, called the Liberty Protection Safeguards.


An increasing number of DoLS referrals are also being left unassessed and statutory time-scales are being routinely breached. In England out of the 195,840 DoLS referrals during 2015-16, only 43% were completed in the year. Of those only 29% were completed within the 21 day time-limit set in regulations.

The full Law Commission report is called:  Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty.

Hugh Merry

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