UNDERSTANDING THE LAW ON DEPRIVATION OF LIBERTY IN THE COMMUNITY (LEGAL LEARNING)
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.
Anna Moore, solicitor, Leigh Day