DoH (Dept of Health)

Here you find the most current and recent guidance.  


The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). - Briefing Document 
The Essex Autonomy Project - new 
Release Date: Dec 2013
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MCA Briefing 5: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
Release Date: Jan 2012
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In 1993, DH published 'Services for People with Learning Disabilities and Challenging Behaviour or Mental Health Needs'.

To update this, Professor Mansell's report aims to support commissioners in developing local services for people whose behaviour presents a significant challenge. The report makes recommendations on commissioning for service development and implementing models that meet individuals' needs in the local community.
Release Date: Oct 2007
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DOH and DfES Guidance for Restrictive Physical Interventions. How to provide safe services for people with Learning Disabilities and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Release Date: July 2002
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Letter from Sir Herbert Laming CBE, Chef Inspector Social Services Inspectorate.
Release Date: Feb 1997
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Including Bernard Allen letter dated April 2007   Download letter - new 


Permissible Forms of Control in Children's Residential Care.
Release Date: Nov 2007
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