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Deprivation of liberty safeguards

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (opens new window) (DoLS) provide legal protection for vulnerable people who are, or may become, deprived of their liberty within the meaning of Article 5 of the European Convention of Human Rights in a hospital or care home.

Information for relatives and carers of people in care homes

Information for care homes and hospitals

External links

Deprivation of Liberty safeguards and you (opens new window)

Deprivation of Liberty explained (opens new window)


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