Freedom of information response

Children placed on deprivation of liberty order

Publication date: 
Friday 25 October 2019
Request: 

1. How many children and young people have been placed on Deprivation of Liberty orders for each of the last five financial years (including 2018/19)? Please also provide a total across the period.

2. How many children and young people have been placed on Deprivation of Liberty orders who are Looked After Children for each of the last five financial years (including 2018/19)? Please also provide a total across the period.

3. How many children and young people have been placed on Deprivation of Liberty orders when concerns relate to mental capacity under the Mental Capacity Act for each of the last five financial years (including 2018/19)? Please also provide a total across the period.

4. How many children and young people have been placed on Deprivation of Liberty orders for each of the last five financial years (including 2018/19) primarily because of concerns about the child or young person going missing and which do not relate to mental capacity. For clarification, this will typically be when the young person is involved in child sexual exploitation or 'county lines' criminal exploitation. Please provide a total.

Where clarification is needed on what a Deprivation of Liberty Order is, this link provides an explanation: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deprivation-of-liberty-orders

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A.

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Request reference:
FOI 9458