Equality and Human Rights Policy and Procedure #2
Human rights underpin all interactions in health and social care and this policy will support the service to meet the legal requirements of maintaining an individual’s human rights. It has been reviewed and references to the forthcoming change from Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) to Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) have been deleted. This is due to the Government deciding to delay implementation. In addition, the responsibility to protect public health within the human rights legal framework has been slightly brought forward.