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

Document type
Report
Corporate author(s)
Social Care Institute for Excellence (Great Britain)
Publisher
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Date of publication
1 November 2012
Series
Adult services report; 62
Subject(s)
Mental health services, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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In April 2013, when primary care trusts (PCTs) cease to exist, their supervisory body responsibilities under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards relating to hospitals will pass to local authorities. This transfer will mean that local social services authorities and health institutions will have to adjust to new ways of working together to ensure that the rights of vulnerable patients are protected.

This report provides practical advice to those responsible for managing this transfer. It provides a flowchart for determining ordinary residence, a timeline for suggested tasks for PCTs, local authorities, and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), together with checklists for quality assurance during the transfer. Implications for all these agencies and others, such as IMCA providers, are considered, together with the implications for Best Interests Assessors (BIAs) and medical assessors.

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