Practice Guidance

Deprivation of liberty in care home settings: quick guide

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The highest number of applications for authorisations under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are made by care homes. This guide looks at the factors to consider when deciding whether someone is being deprived of their liberty.

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