Department publishes Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Funding Factsheet

The Department has published the . It announces funding for new local authority responsibilities for assessing and authorising a Deprivation of Liberty in a hospital setting.

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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Funding Factsheet for 2013-14 (PDF, 83K)

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Local authorities will take on these new responsibilities from 1 April 2013. They will become the Supervisory Body for the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in hospitals - a role currently undertaken by Primary Care Trusts. Hospitals will apply to local authority Supervisory Bodies where they think they may need to deprive a patient of their liberty to treat them.

Additional funding of £5.4m is being made available to local authorities for the new role. The factsheet provides an indicative allocation by local authority and an explanation of how local authorities will receive the funding.

Published 25 September 2012