Deprivation of liberty special report
On 18 March a landmark Supreme Court ruling, in the cases of Cheshire West and P and Q, effectively lowered the threshold for what constitutes deprivation of liberty in care. In doing so, the ruling extended important human rights safeguards to a broader group of vulnerable people. It also had significant resource implications for councils. Six months on from the ruling, Community Care looks at the impact the judgement has had on local authorities, frontline staff and people using services.
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