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The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty safeguards

The Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (formerly known as the Bournewood Safeguards) were introduced into the Mental Capacity Act 2005 through the Mental Health Act 2007 and came into force on 1 April 2009

The original DH pages on the Mental Capacity Act Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards have been archived.  They contain much information that continues to be relevant that can be accessed at:

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