This rise is in comparison with a 19% drop in the number of deprivation of liberty orders made over the same period.
Other insights arising from the latest figures are that:
- there were 7,414 applications made under the MCA, down 3% on the equivalent quarter in 2017 (7,623 applications). 48% of these related to applications for appointment of a property and affairs deputy
- in comparison, there were 9,050 orders made under the MCA, down 11% on the same quarter in 2017. 34% of the orders related to the appointment of a deputy for property and affairs
- 197,836 LPAs were received up 2%, a slowing of the rapid increase in such applications following the launch of the online application service in 2015
- 2,423 EPAs were received down 18%