Understanding the law on deprivation of liberty in the community

09:45 – 11:00

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. This session aims to help social workers know when a deprivation in the community is taking place and to outline the legal requirements. It will provide:

  • A refresher of the law in relation to deprivation of liberty and how it applies to community settings
  • 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, including what evidence do you need and how to gather it


Alex Ruck Keene, barrister, 39 Essex Chambers

*Please note there is a fee of £29 +VAT (£24 + VAT if booked before 27 July 2018) to reserve your place at this session.*

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