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Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards


Some people living in care homes can't always make their own decisions about where to live or how to be cared for, so they need extra care and protection to ensure they don't suffer harm.

This may mean restricting their freedom to the point of depriving them of their liberty by ways such as preventing them from leaving or monitoring them very closely to keep them safe. The Local Authority scrutinize these arrangements to ensure they are appropriate.

Further information

If you would like further information please contact us.

Contact us
First Contact/Social Care Direct
03000 267 979
0191 383 5752

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards
03000 267 981
Our address is:
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UL
0191 389 8229
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