Deprivation of Liberty
Deprivation of liberty means taking away someone’s right to freely move around and live where they want to live.
Deprivation of liberty can include:
- being kept in a locked room or ward
- not being free to go anywhere without supervision or permission.
People may be subject to deprivation of liberty in care homes, hospitals or in their own home. This can be challenged whether proper processes have been followed or not. Reviews are important too.
We have extensive knowledge in this complex area of law and a deep understanding of the worry, concern and difficulties people can face in relation to it.
Our mental capacity teams support people every step of the way and understand the sense of urgency that can be involved when a local authority, hospital or care home is depriving someone you care about of their liberty.