Council unlawfully deprived woman of liberty due to ignorance of Mental Capacity Act

Community Care, 26 September 2014

A council multiply breached the human rights of a learning disabled woman after unlawfully depriving her of her liberty, due to practitioners’ ignorance of the Mental Capacity Act 2005…

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50% of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases breaching legal timescales

Community Care, 1 October 2014

More than half of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (Dols) cases are breaching legal timescales for completion after a landmark Supreme Court ruling in March triggered a nine-fold rise in monthly referrals to councils, a Community Care investigation has found…

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