Book review: Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance
Deprivation of Liberty: Collected Guidance
The Law Society
Law Society Publishing
£29.95 | 400 pages
Deprivation of liberty (DoL) can be a difficult subject, partly due to the complexity of regulations and variety of guidance sources. It can be challenging to find specific information.
This book is written for practitioners who need to understand and apply the regulations to ensure that the rights of vulnerable individuals are safeguarded.
It is clearly written and includes features that help demystify its subject. These include a comprehensive overview and chapters on specific areas of practice, such as psychiatric and general hospital settings, and care homes. Throughout, ‘key factors’ boxes are presented to clarify specific points.
Perhaps the greatest feature of the book is that it contains all the relevant guidance in one place.