Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (England), Annual Report 2013-14

Health & Social Care Information Centre, September 2014

The report provides the key findings from the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) data collection for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.   A Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) refers to a restriction of an individual’s freedom such as physical restraint or constant supervision. The DoLS are a set of legal requirements which ensure that individuals are only deprived of their liberty in a necessary and proportionate way and provide protection for individuals once a DoL has been authorised.

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