Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever



Applications to deprive people of their liberty - through methods such as straps, restraints or behaviour-controlling medicines - are at their highest ever level.
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications in England reached 195,840 in 2015/16, the highest since they were introduced in 2009 and up on the 137,540 in 2014/15.
A Supreme Court judgment in March 2014, which introduced an "acid test" for depriving people of their liberty, has fuelled a rise in applications from places such as care homes.
Arrangements that would not previously have been considered to be a... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional East, Views: 23
Source: Belper News
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