Law Commission launches consultation and review of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

08 July 2015

Have your say: contribute to the review of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Deprivation of Liberties consultation and reviewThe Law Commission yesterday launched its consultation on the ‘deeply flawed’ Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards as part of a review of the law governing the detention and treatment of people who have reduced mental capacity.



It wants the proposed replacement for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to be simpler for professionals to use without compromising human rights protections. The consultation will run for four months, closing on 2 November 2015 and inform a final report and draft Bill which they are expecting to publish in 2016.

To support this piece of work, Research in Practice for Adults is hosting a FREE open access webinar for the Law Commission to introduce the consultation, outline their proposals, and enable health and social care professionals to contribute to this important review.

The consultation webinar is running on Monday 13 July from 12-1pm. .

For an overview of the review, and the full consultation proposal and summary, visit the Law Commission website.  

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RiPfA has a range of resources to support your work with the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards:

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