Liberty Protection Safeguards – a new, simpler system

A new, simpler system planned to replace ‘overly complex’ DoLS assessments. Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments, commonly known as DoLS, are carried out on people who do not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care, and have had their liberty deprived in some form. Studies show that DoLS teams are […]

Government issues deprivation of liberty definition in bid to provide clarity

In the latest developments concerning the proposed replacement of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, and in preparation for the amendment’s passage through the Houses of Commons later this month, the government have issued a definition of ‘deprivation of liberty’ in a bid to provide clarity to practitioners. The creation of this definition was the result […]