The number of deprivation of liberty applications and orders made continues to rise according to the latest official Family Court statistics.
The statistics show that 1,077 applications were made between July and September this year, up 38% on the number made in the same period in 2016. The number of orders made rose over 57% from 362 to 569 respectively.
There were 8,049 applications made under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA), up 4% on the equivalent quarter in 2016 (7,762 applications), of which nearly half were for appointment of a property and affairs deputy.
The continued growth in LPAs also shows no sign of abating, with 193,285 received in July to September 2017, up 32%.
The full set of statistics together with supporting tables can be found on the Gov.uk statistics page.
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