Government introduces deprivation of liberty safeguards reforms

02 July 2018 – Care Home Professional

A new law introduced by the Government is designed to streamline the complicated and bureaucratic Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLs) system.

The Government said the new system will ease the burden on local authorities, and hopes to save an estimated £200m a year which will go towards frontline care and address the current backlog of 108,000 people whose safeguards have not been reviewed.

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