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Increase in Deprivation of Liberty (DoLS) applications to the Court

The latest court statistics show an increase in the number of DoLS applications to the Court of Protection.

In the second quarter of 2019 (April to June) there were 1,372 applications up by 18% on the number made in the same quarter last year.

Other areas also show a year on year increase, with applications under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, for example to appoint a property and affairs deputy, up by 9%. These increases may explain the current long delays in obtaining court orders…

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