Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) Best Interest Assessments (BIA’s)

DoLS case backlog hit 101,750 in April 2017, up from 75,000 the previous year.

This is a result of the Supreme Court’s ‘Cheshire West’ ruling in March 2014, which effectively lowered the threshold for cases requiring DoLS authorisations and triggered a ten-fold rise in applications.

Skylakes works with experienced Best Interest Assessors to provide Local Authorities with specialist Deprivation of Liberty and Safeguarding (DoLS) Teams to help address the backlog of DoLS assessments, working with you and giving you confidence that vital safeguards in place.