DoLS - Learning Disability Today https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services Wed, 14 Jun 2023 14:36:42 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.3.1 New resources and films launched to clarify Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards for professionals https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/new-resources-and-films-launched-to-clarify-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-for-professionals/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-resources-and-films-launched-to-clarify-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-for-professionals Wed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/new-resources-and-films-launched-to-clarify-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-for-professionals New resources have been launched that aim to aid professionals when they are making deprivation of liberty decisions.

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Deprivation of liberty safeguards applications soar in first two quarters of 2014-15 https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-soar-in-first-two-quarters-of-2014-15/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-soar-in-first-two-quarters-of-2014-15 Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-soar-in-first-two-quarters-of-2014-15 CQC logo

Applications for use of the deprivation of liberty safeguards have soared, from about 13,000 a year to around 55,000 in the first two quarters of 2014/15, figures from the Care Quality Commission have revealed.

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Law Commission extends its review of mental capacity to include the entire DoLS https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/law-commission-extends-its-review-of-mental-capacity-to-include-the-entire-dols/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=law-commission-extends-its-review-of-mental-capacity-to-include-the-entire-dols Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/law-commission-extends-its-review-of-mental-capacity-to-include-the-entire-dols Law Commission

The Department of Health has asked the Law Commission to extend its review of mental capacity and detention to consider the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) in their entirety.

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards applications increase by 10% in past year https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-increase-by-10-in-past-year/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-increase-by-10-in-past-year Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards-applications-increase-by-10-in-past-year hscic

The number of completed Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications has risen by more than 10% in the past year, new figures have revealed.

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Law Commission begins project to reform deprivation of liberty in supported living https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/law-commission-begins-project-to-reform-deprivation-of-liberty-in-supported-living/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=law-commission-begins-project-to-reform-deprivation-of-liberty-in-supported-living Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/law-commission-begins-project-to-reform-deprivation-of-liberty-in-supported-living The Law Commission has launched a 3-year project to consider how deprivation of liberty should be authorised and supervised in settings other than hospitals and care homes.

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Independent mental capacity advocates see rise in deprivation of liberty work since Supreme Court judgements https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/independent-mental-capacity-advocates-see-rise-in-deprivation-of-liberty-work-since-supreme-court-judgements/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=independent-mental-capacity-advocates-see-rise-in-deprivation-of-liberty-work-since-supreme-court-judgements Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/independent-mental-capacity-advocates-see-rise-in-deprivation-of-liberty-work-since-supreme-court-judgements VoiceAbility

Independent mental capacity advocates (IMCAs) are seeing a significant increase in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) work since two landmark cases saw the terms ‘deprivation of liberty’ redefined, an advocacy organisation has reported.

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Government decides not to axe Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/government-decides-not-to-axe-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=government-decides-not-to-axe-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/government-decides-not-to-axe-deprivation-of-liberty-safeguards The government has decided not to scrap the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) despite a recent House of Lords report saying they should be abandoned.

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Mental Capacity Act still not well understood, CQC says https://www.learningdisabilitytoday.co.uk/news/mental-capacity-act-still-not-well-understood-cqc-says/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mental-capacity-act-still-not-well-understood-cqc-says Thu, 28 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 https://ldt.pavilion-development.co.uk/mental-capacity-act-still-not-well-understood-cqc-says There is still a widespread lack of understanding of the Mental Capacity Act (MCA), with the use of restraint a particular concern, a report by social care regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed.

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