The number of orders made for deprivation of liberty has almost doubled over the past year, according to the latest court statistics covering January to March 2017.
547 orders were made in that period compared with 292 for the same quarter in 2016. Applications were similarly up, rising 43% to 969.
The figures also show that there were 186,169 Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) received, up 31% and 3,399 Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) in January to March 2017, down 3% on the equivalent quarter in 2016.
We have extracted the relevant pages as a pdf that you can download below or read the full Family Court statistics on the HMCTS website.
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