People with dementia 'failed' by deprivation of liberty law

People with dementia and learning difficulties are being detained in care without checks due to a ‘failing’ law, the Law Commission has said.

It said a 2014 Supreme Court ruling that widened the definition of who was subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards had led to a rise in cases.

Services cannot cope, deadlines were “routinely breached” and the system should be replaced, the body reported.

The government commissioned the report and said

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