Practice Guidance

Dementia and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: quick guide

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Key facts In 2015-16 76, 530 DoLS applications were granted in England. DoLS are used most often to protect older people. Just over half of those with DoLS applications have had dementia recorded as their primary disability. Source: HSCIC (2016) The deprivation of a person’s liberty is a serious matter. Human rights law places strict […]

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