Mental Health Alliance condemns Deprivation of Liberty rules

by admin | 25th November 2011

Safeguards to protect some of society’s most vulnerable people are “not fit for purpose”, leading mental health experts have told the BBC.

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) should give people deemed not to have mental capacity the right to challenge their detention by the state.

But a Mental Health Alliance report will say the arrangements are bureaucratic and wasteful.


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By Matthew Hill The Report, BBC Radio 4

24 November 2011

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