Deprivation of liberty special report

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty

Nine-fold hike in Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards caseloads confirmed by official figures

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Half of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards cases breaching legal timescales

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‘The simple idea that has shaken adult social care to its foundations’

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Six ways councils are trying to combat a shortage of best interests assessors

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The best interests assessor: ‘We need the resources to make this massively positive Dols ruling a reality’

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A lawyer’s view on the legal risks to councils from breaching Dols case timescales

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty, Workforce

‘The Supreme Court Dols ruling was right but an impossible workload is diluting advocacy’

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‘I don’t see any signs that the government views the Dols as a priority’

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‘My partner’s growing Dols workload is pushing her to exhaustion’

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Councils rack up £1.4m bill for independent best interests assessors in six months

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‘We should welcome this Supreme Court ruling- it enshrines social work values in law’

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty

Deprivation of liberty: Social workers, lawyers and carers on the impact of a landmark Supreme Court ruling

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty

Adult services director: ‘It’s impossible to deal with a ten-fold increase in workload overnight’

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty, Workforce

How one council hopes a dedicated Dols team can help manage surge in cases

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Adults, Mental Health, Deprivation of liberty

Social workers pulled from casework to clear backlog in deprivation of liberty referrals

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‘Streamlined deprivation of liberty process risks rubber-stamping local authority decisions’

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