CSSIW Publish Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards annual monitoring report for health and social care, 2014-15

14 January 2016

CSSIW and Healthcare Inspectorate Wales (HIW) have jointly published the sixth annual monitoring report on the use of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) in Wales.

The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) is part of the legal framework set out in the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The Safeguards exist to empower and protect individuals, where there is doubt about their mental capacity, to make informed decisions about their care when they are hospital patients, or residents in a care home.