The latest Family Court Statistics Bulletin published by the MoJ shows that the number DoLS applications doubled again in 2016. There were 3,143 applications in that year compared with 1,497 in 2015. Out of that number 1,366 orders were made.
The Bulletin also shows that the number of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) received increased to 590,593 in 2016, up 80,000 on 2015.
However the number of Deputyships appointed remained fairly stable, with 12,436 appointments in 2016.
You can read more in Section 10 of the Bulletin available here.
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