Government to amend deprivation of liberty scheme to cover 16- and 17-year-olds

By Luke Haynes and Mithran Samuel The government will amend its planned replacement to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) so that it applies to 16- and 17-year-olds, not just those over 18, a minister has confirmed. Junior health minister Lord O’Shaughnessy pledged to amend the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill yesterday so that the proposed […]

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