Decision details

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards - Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


For consideration of the tender process, currently underway, for the Deprivation of Liberty best interest assessments and the potential overall award cost.


“Staffordshire has a large number of both care homes and elderly people and consequently we have more Deprivation of Liberty safeguarding applications to consider than most local authorities.


New legislation had been promised to improve the processes but unfortunately has been delayed. We have raised this directly with the Secretary of State and in the meantime have agreed to provide extra funding for the additional capacity we will require.”


Julia Jessel, Cabinet Member for Health and Care


Reasons for the Decision – To seek approval to procure additional capacity to support the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards process.


Decision – (a) That the procurement of additional capacity to support the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards process be approved.


(b) That authority be delegated to the Director of Health and Care to award contracts for this additional capacity.



Report author: Ruth Martin

Publication date: 20/07/2023

Date of decision: 19/07/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 26/07/2023

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