UNDERSTANDING THE LAW ON DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY IN THE COMMUNITY (LEGAL LEARNING)

09.15-10.30


The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards only apply to care homes and hospitals, so there can be confusion around what to do if a deprivation of liberty is suspected in other settings, such as someone’s own home. The aims of this session are to help social workers know when a deprivation of liberty in the community is taking place, and to outline their legal requirements. Attend to hear:

  • A refresher of the law in relation to deprivation of liberty, setting out how these apply to community settings.
  • The factors you need to take into account and weigh up when considering whether a person is deprived of their liberty in a community setting.
  • Practical tips on making an application to the Court of Protection to authorise a deprivation of liberty – what evidence you need and how to gather this.

Speaker:

Anna Moore, solicitor, Leigh Day

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