The operation of the deprivation of liberty safeguards in England, 2009/10

Author:
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Publisher:
Care Quality Commission
Publication year:
2011
Pagination:
17p.
Place of publication:
London

Part of the role of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) is to monitor the application of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This monitoring role covers hospitals and care homes as managing authorities and primary care trusts (PCTs) and councils as supervisory bodies. This report provides an overview of how the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards were implemented and used in their first year of 2009/10. The report contains separate sections on the findings relating to supervisory bodies; managing authorities; and developing the monitoring role of the CQC. The conclusions highlight the need for additional training on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, more guidance from the Department of Health to aid understanding of what constitutes a deprivation of liberty; reduction in bureaucratic procedures, and a need for greater understanding of the wider Mental Capacity Act. Recommendations for improvement are also included.

Subject terms:
human rights, inspection, local authorities, mental capacity, primary care trusts, safeguarding adults, care homes, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards;
Content type:
research
Location(s):
England
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