Government backs DoLS replacement

By Dan Peters | 14 March 2018

The Government has said it ‘agrees in principle’ that the current Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system should be ‘replaced as a matter of pressing urgency’.

But the Government’s response to recommendations by the Law Commission – more than a year after the statutory independent body said DoLS were ‘unfit for purpose’ and called for them to be scrapped immediately - said only that it would ‘legislate on this issue in due course’.

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