SCIE Report 62: Managing the transfer of responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards: a resource for local authorities and healthcare commissioners

Published: November 2012

Review date: November 2015

This report is intended to help people plan for the changes to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, which comes into force from 1 April 2013. It describes the changes to the identity of the supervisory body in health settings and offers guidance on how local authorities, hospitals, primary care trusts (PCTs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) can work together to ensure that the rights of vulnerable patients are protected.

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