Watchdog's concern over deprivation of liberty orders

By Martin Ford | 25 November 2021

Ofsted has raised concern over a ‘huge rise’ in the use of deprivation of liberty orders by councils.

The watchdog’s national director for social care, Yvette Stanley, acknowledged a shortage of children’s home places, but said the use of such orders to place young people in unregistered accommodation was putting them at risk.

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