Appeals soar after secret courts are opened to public

Via Scoop.itNorthamptonshire County Council (UK)

The number of appeals against deprivation of liberty orders has surged in the aftermath of a controversial Court of Protection case championed by The Independent, new figures show. (DOLs under attack; welfare under attack?

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3 Responses to Appeals soar after secret courts are opened to public

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  3. towardchange says:

    Serious questions are being raised by care experts about the efficacy of the DoL system. A draft of an in-depth study by the Mental Health Alliance, seen by The Independent, says the current system is “not fit for purpose”.

    The report also criticises the cumbersome appeals process. Those sectioned under the Mental Health Act are entitled to a tribunal hearing within six weeks and are made aware of their legal rights.

    But the only way to contest a DoL order is via the Court of Protection in London, which already has a massive backlog of cases. Appeals often take six months to a year to come to court.

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