March 10, 2012

Many deprived of liberty without safeguards, warn experts

"Many vulnerable service users are being deprived of their liberty without safeguards because of the narrow scope of the law, experts have warned.

Learning disabled people in supported living and many care home residents lack the protections of the deprivation of liberty safeguards despite living very restricted and controlled lives, the first national Mental Capacity Act/Dols conference heard."