Government to scrap Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards inquests duty
Amendment to Policing and Crime Bill will mean people who die while under DoLS orders are not deemed to be in “state detention”.
Coroners will no longer be required to hold an inquest for anyone who dies while subject to the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, under an amendment to the law backed by ministers. The amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill will mean that a person who dies while subject to a DoLS order will no longer be considered to have died in state detention. In doing so it will remove an automatic requirement for coroners to hold an inquest. For more information Community Care