This report provides the key findings from the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) data collection for the period 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.
A Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) refers to a restriction of an individual's freedom such as physical restraint or constant supervision. The DoLS are a set of legal requirements which ensure that individuals are only deprived of their liberty in a necessary and proportionate way and provide protection for individuals once a DoL has been authorised.
Please note that on 17 December 2014 an updated version of this publication was issued. The following subject areas have been updated:
- Information about the purpose of best interest's assessments
- Information about DoLS assessors
- Information about when a DoL is occurring but applications are not granted
- Information about CQC service types
The page numbers affected by these updates can be found in the 'Version Control' section of the publication. Additionally, information about CQC service types has been updated in Annex C which relates to the Excel file of tables and charts used in the publication.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these errors.