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Get up to speed to protect vulnerable people’s rights

Wendy Johnson Associate director of safeguarding, Great Western Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Swindon

Nurses should be aware of changes being implemented in spring 2022, when Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards will be replaced

In the UK we are afforded freedoms that people in some countries do not enjoy. Under the European Convention on Human Rights we have many rights, including that of liberty and freedom of expression. These rights are protected under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), designed to protect people’s rights if they are deprived of their liberty in a hospital or care home in England or Wales and lack mental capacity to consent.

Learning Disability Practice. 24, 3, 9-9. doi: 10.7748/ldp.24.3.9.s3

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