Ombudsman report prompts fresh DoLS reform calls

By Dan Peters | 19 July 2017

Fresh calls have been made for urgent reforms to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) system after people were found waiting for proper assessments for years.

A report by the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman said a backlog meant people were being left in care homes and potentially deprived of their freedom.

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