Reforming the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards System

A new bill introduced July 2018 to increase the protection of vulnerable people, carers and their families, as well as health and care professionals.

On 4 July 2018 a new Bill was introduced to the House of Lords to reform the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system.  The current DoLS system places a disproportionate and significant burden on the adult health and social care system and because of a current backlog vulnerable people are not being protected in line with their human rights.  Close work with stakeholders, and following a Law Commission Review, has led to the reformed model which will increase the protection of vulnerable people, carers and their families, as well as health and care professionals. 
 

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