The Joint Committee on Human Rights call for written submissions on the reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Submissions must be made by 2 March 2018.
The Committee is interested in the following questions:
- Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
- Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency
- Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute.