Increasing numbers of vulnerable people protected – news from CQC

Posted by on March 9, 2015 in Home Page, My Support My Money, Workforce | 0 comments

More people than ever before are being protected by Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, part of the Mental Capacity Act that protects the rights of adults in care homes and hospitals who lack mental capacity to make decisions about their care. We looked at the implementation of the safeguards since they were introduced in 2009. Applications to use the safeguards over this period rose from 7,200 in the first year, to 13,000 in the year ending in March 2014. Read more from CQC…

source: CQC Health and social e-bulletin 9 February 2015 

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