Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Assessments - England, 2011-12, Third report on annual data
Publication date: 09:30 July 17, 2012
The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DoLS), which came into force on 1 April 2009, provides a legal framework to ensure people are deprived of their liberty only when there is no other way to care for them or safely provide treatment. They were introduced as an amendment under the Mental Health Act 2007 but form part of the Mental Capacity Act.
This report provides information on uses of the legislation across the whole year from 1 April 2011 - 31 March 2012. This report also references the expected figures included in the planning assumptions made by the Department of Health.
Please note that we were advised of some incorrectly submitted figures which affect this publication. For Hounslow PCT (5HY) the total number of DoLs authorisation requests not granted during quarter 2 2012/13 should have been 6 rather than 3. Whilst National totals are not significantly changed, this will have a small effect on most reference data tables and relevant cells in the machine readable data set. These changes will be taken account of when account of when the next annual report on the Deprivation of Liberties is published and the historic figures will be revised in that publication.
|Date Range:||01 April 2011 to 31 March 2012|
|Geographical granularity:||Country, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Organisations, Government Office Regions, Local Authorities|