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.