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Ministry of Justice

Consultation on the deprivation of liberty safeguards code of practice and regulations

Status: Closed - with response

Open date: 10 September 2007

Close date: 02 December 2007

Responses published: 09 June 2008

This consultation document seeks views on a code of practice and supporting secondary legislation following the introduction of deprivation of liberty safeguards into the Mental Capacity Act 2005 by the Mental Health Act 2007.

Consultation paper

Documents for consultation are below:


This post-consultation report, published jointly by the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Health, covers the background to the report, a summary of the responses to the report and our conclusions on the consultation.