Deprivation of Liberty

Why do we need the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards?

Sometimes you may need treatment or care from people like doctors, nurses or care workers if you are staying in a hospital or living in a care home, you should be treated or cared for in a way that means you are safe and are free to do the things you want to do, people who are lacking capacity need extra protection. If you are deprived of your liberty you need special protection called safeguards, the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are the way to give you the special protection you need.

ID: 1797, revised 21/12/2017