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Businessman, 70, says social workers have locked him up in a care home against his will

Added 10-12-21 08:36:03am EST - “David Walker, 70, said he is being forced to stay at Ash Lodge, run by? Proudfoot Care Group, in Hull due to a? Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) order.” - Dailymail.co.uk

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Businessman says social workers locked him up in a care home”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

NHS Digital figures show there were 256,610 applications for DoLSs by local authorities between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021. A staggering 246,025 of these were completed - an increase of 1 per cent on the previous year's figures.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are outlined in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. They are meant to ensure people in care homes and hospitals are looked after without impeding their liberty.

It is up to the social services to arrange for tests to make sure the DoLS is best for the person. They can be used for a range of restrictions, including home detention and depriving someone of a phone.

DoLSs are used when a patient is under continuous supervision and control in a care home or hospital.

They are only brought in when a person's freedom is restricted to the point that they cannot leave the facility alone. They are triggered when a person is believed to lack the capacity to consent to these arrangements.

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