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Deprivation of liberty safeguards funding factsheet

 

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Deprivation of liberty safeguards funding factsheet

The Department of Health has published the deprivation of liberty safeguards funding factsheet for 2013/14 which describes funding for new local authority responsibilities for assessing and authorising a deprivation of liberty in a hospital setting.

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.