The first official statistics report on DoLS since Cheshire West has been published.
There were 137,540 DoLS applications received by councils between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015, the most since the safeguards were introduced in 2009. This is a tenfold increase from 2013-14 (13,700).
The full report can be found on the MoJ website here.
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