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Almost all children deprived of liberty in national court subject to “constant supervision”

15th September 2023

Local Government Lawyer

Almost all the children deprived of their liberty in the first 12 months of the National Deprivation of Liberty (DoLs) Court were subject to “constant supervision”, often by more than one adult, the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has found.

According to the latest data collected by the NFJO, a total of 1,249 children have been subject to DoL applications in the year to June 2023, because of concerns about their welfare.

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