Impact of Supreme Court Decision re: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

The Supreme Court judgment means that thousands more people will need to be assessed under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

The impact of the Judgement on local authorities can be found via data available from Health and Social Care Information Centre via their report for the year 2014 – 2015

£25 million of additional funding was released this year. We want to work with Government so that the costs of any new burdens including DoLS be fully funded so that vulnerable people's rights can be maintained.

We are working closely with the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) in this. Read our joint submission to the Law Commission's consultation on consultation on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

Joint letters to the Minister can be found below:

ADASS Mental Health page