Deprivation of Liberty

Deprivation of liberty is about:

  • The way that other people care for you and treat you
  • The way you feel about the way that people care for you and treat you
  • The way that the people who care for you and treat you can stop you doing all the things you enjoy.

If you are continuously stopped from doing the things you want to do in a hospital or care home, this is called, being deprived of your liberty, if you are being treated in this way, you must have by law a special agreement called a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Authorisation to keep you safe.

ID: 1799, revised 21/12/2017