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Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards England, 2017-18 [PAS]
2 Oct 2018
County, Regions, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Local Authorities
01 Apr 2017 to 31 Mar 2018
This official statistics report provides the findings from the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) data collection for the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. DoLS are a legal framework that exist to ensure that individuals who lack the mental capacity to consent to the arrangements for their care, where such care may amount to a "deprivation of liberty", have the arrangements independently assessed to ensure they are in the best interests of the individual concerned.
The report looks at aspects of DoLS activity, including the profile of people for whom a DoLS application was received, applications completed and their outcome, and applications not completed. The data tables and interactive business intelligence tool published alongside the report present further analyses and breakdowns of the data, including breakdowns by local authority.