The Care Quality Commission would like to hear about people’s experiences of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

As you will know the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are part of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and are used to protect the rights of people who lack the ability (mental capacity) to make certain decisions for themselves.

The Care Quality Commission monitors the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in England and reports on this each year.

CQC are calling for examples from 2014/15 which tell them about the experiences of people at the centre of the process and would like to hear about cases where the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards worked well and where they did not.

If you would like to contribute your story or experience please email Membership and Communications Officer, Esther at Esther.Oddy@arcuk.org.uk who will be happy to feed back to CQC on your behalf.