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Human Rights Breached

Older people are routinely having their human rights breached because of a failure to tackle the “huge” Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) backlog and a system in “complete disarray”.


That was the verdict from an Age UK report that warned many people were being unlawfully deprived of their liberty because of the government’s failure to reform DoLS and as a result, there was a backlog of 126,000 uncompleted cases in England as of 31st March 2023.


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