The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman have made a finding of ‘fault causing injustice’ against Staffordshire County Council for how they handled their DoLS applications. The Ombudsman found:

‘Since May 2016 the Council unlawfully decided not to carry out assessments of low and medium priority Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications and significantly delayed assessing the remaining applications.’

Download the full report from this link