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Mental Capacity Act: deprivation of liberty safeguards

Briefing to accompany the March 2010 quarterly activity data on Mental Capacity Act deprivation of liberty safeguards.

Applies to England



On 24 March 2010 the Information Centre for Health and Social Care published quarterly activity data for Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (MCA DOLS) for the first time. This briefing accompanies the data.

The briefing draws together information about the first nine months of MCA DOLS activity and reminds practitioners of specific practice issues that have been raised regularly during the first year.

Published 25 May 2010