Local authorities challenge Hunt over funding for deprivation of liberty regime

June 7th, 2016 by Rupert Paines

The local authorities for Liverpool, Nottinghamshire, Richmond-upon-Thames and Shropshire have issued a judicial review of great significance to everyone involved in community care law. The claim alleges an ongoing failure by the Secretary of State for Health properly to fund local authorities in England so that they can implement the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (“DOLS”) regime as it has expanded following the Supreme Court’s well-known decision in Cheshire West. Read more »