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Government issues deprivation of liberty definition

The government has issued a statutory ‘definition’ of a deprivation of liberty in a bid to provide practitioners with clarity when applying the law.

However, the definition, which is expressed negatively, setting out when a person would not be deprived of their liberty, has sparked concern over whether it is compatible with human rights law.

Click here to read more: Community Care - Government issues deprivation of liberty definition in bid to provide clarity to practitioners.