Care Quality Commission
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Some care homes and hospitals are still not meeting their obligations on liberty safeguards, says CQC

Awareness of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in care homes and hospitals grew in 2010-2011 but staff training on how to apply them was still patchy, leading to inconsistent practice, says the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

There are gaps in information about other parts of the safeguards system, involving councils and primary care trusts, which hinder the regulator in gaining a full picture of how well the safeguards are working.

CQC yesterday (27 March) published its second annual report on the operation of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in England (2010/11) which it has a duty to monitor in England.

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