In light of the public health situation, Parliament Buildings is closed to the public.

No public tours, events or visitor activities will take place, until further notice. 

Assembly business continues, check the business diary for informatio on Plenary and Committee meetings.

Mental Capacity Bill: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

Synopsis: This briefing paper examines the definition of ‘deprivation of liberty’ and how it is being shaped by case law; looks at the operation of deprivation of liberty safeguards within the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in England and Wales and some difficulties that have been encountered; and summarises the proposals in the draft Mental Capacity Bill dealing with deprivation of liberty safeguards and how they might operate in practice.

Date: 22 September 2015

9615.pdf (139.98 kb)

Find MLAs


Locate MLAs


News and Media Centre


Read press releases, watch live and archived video

Find out more

Follow the Assembly


Keep up-to-date with the Assembly

Find out more