Guidance for local authorities in the light of the Supreme Court decisions on deprivation of liberty safeguards

On 19 March 2014, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of 'P v Cheshire West and Chester Council and Another'. This is the third advice note issued by ADASS in response to the judgment. ADASS have led a task force to support local councils following the judgment and the work of the task force is now drawing to a close. ADASS continues to press for increased funding and early amendments to legislation.