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Family And Lawyers Speak Out After Son Deprived Of Liberty

A man with learning disabilities has received a six-figure settlement (£200,000) after being unlawfully detained in a care home for more than seven years. The man, who has autism, was removed from his family home aged 24 and placed in accommodation by Lancashire County Council’. Details are available on Irwin Mitchell solicitors website:

With the Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) unlikely to start until April 2024, health and social care staff need detailed, practical and up to date guidance on DoLS. A brand new edition of the best selling book Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Handbook by Steven Richards and Aasya F Mughal has recently been published. The DoLS Handbook (2nd edition) is available from or

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