Managing the transfer of responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a resource for local authorities and healthcare commissioners commissioners

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, GRIFFITHS Rachel, LEIGHTON John
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2012
Pagination:
44p.
Place of publication:
London

In April 2013, when primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist, their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals will pass to local authorities. This report is to help people plan for the changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. It describes the changes to the identity of the supervisory body in health settings and offers guidance on how local authorities, hospitals, primary care trusts (PCTs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can work together to ensure that the rights of vulnerable patients are protected. Sections cover the statutory background to the changes, the changes made by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, transition and transfer of responsibility, and professional and practice issues. A flowchart for determining ordinary residence, a timeline for suggested tasks, and checklists for quality assurance during the transfer are included. The target audience includes senior health and social care professionals from local authorities and PCTs who are responsible for ensuring compliance with the Mental Capacity Act in general and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in particular.

Subject terms:
hospitals, human rights, local authorities, mental capacity, treatment, therapy and treatment, adult safeguarding, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, financing, clinical commissioning groups, safeguarding;
Location(s):
England, Wales
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Series name:
Report
Series no:
62

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Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, GRIFFITHS Rachel, LEIGHTON John
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Subject terms:
hospitals, human rights, local authorities, mental capacity, treatment, therapy and treatment, adult safeguarding, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, financing, clinical commissioning groups, safeguarding

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