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Deprivation of Liberty

What is a deprivation of liberty?

Liberty means being free to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them. There is no list of what a deprivation of liberty is, but some examples include:

  • Staff in a care home or hospital having control over all of the decisions in your life.
  • Not being allowed to leave the hospital where you are staying or the care home where you live.
  • Your family, carers or friends not being allowed to come and see you.
ID: 1798, revised 21/12/2017