The Law Society has responded to the Governments new statutory scheme under the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill which is designed to replace the existing Deprivation of Liberty Standards (DoLs).

They state that the bill “would weaken important safeguards provided under the existing….scheme” and go on to add that the proposed bill is “not fit for purpose in its current form”.

The proposal from the Government would see decisions being made by staff at Care Homes and has met with widespread disapproval from within the Social Care sector.

You can read the Law Society’s response, in full, via their website