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Collaboration and preparation will be key to the success of Liberty Protection Safeguards

Learning disability nurses should be aware of changes being implemented in spring 2022

Learning disability nurses should be aware of changes being implemented in spring 2022, when Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards will be replaced

In the UK we are afforded freedoms that people in some countries do not enjoy.

Under the European Convention on Human Rights we have many rights, including that of liberty and freedom of expression. Many of these rights have been obtained through the struggles of others.

They are protected under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), designed to protect people’s rights if they are deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home in England or Wales and lack mental capacity to consent.

Bournewood case changed the way vulnerable people are treated in law

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