West Midlands

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguarding Case Study

We were approached by a West Midlands authority to complete Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) assessments, both Mental Health Assessments and Best Interests Assessments, as they were looking for support to reduce this in the run-up to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS).

We completed 403 Mental Health Assessments and 381 Best Interests Assessments for individuals in care homes and hospitals while screening out 284 cases that were no longer needed, at no additional cost to the authority.

These were completed over three months, successfully reducing the authority’s waiting list and providing the authority with the capacity to continue preparations for the LPS implementation.

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