Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever

Liberty-depriving applications reach highest level ever
 

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 deprivation of liberty now require a formal DoLS assessment.
Once an application has been received, councils have 21 days to complete all assessments and reach a... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Regional West, Views: 27
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