The LPS Policy Team at the DHSC have released their latest newsletter updating readers on progress.
The Newsletter covers their first Steering Group meeting since the pandemic, progress on a revised impact assessment and a new factsheet setting out the Liberty Protection Safeguards process.
You can view the newsletter here.
The Government has updated guidance about the MCA and DoLS during the pandemic.
Changes address self-isolation rules and the impact of the local COVID alert level system on face-to-face visiting in England.
The latest Family Court statistics update reveals that there were a record number of applications and orders made under the MCA between July and September. 9,407 applications and 12,216 orders were made, up 19% and 34% respectively, making it busiest quarter for such work since these statistics have been made available. 26% of the orders related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs.
Other key figures in the report are as follows:
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